Making History: Professor Imbuga first female RUFORUM Board Chair


Above: Professor Mabel Imbuga, elected new RUFORUM Board receives the RUFORUM Constitution from the Outgoing Board Chair, Professor Levi Nyagura

Center: Professor Mabel Imbuga, elected new RUFORUM Board receives the RUFORUM Constitution from the Outgoing Board Chair, Professor Levi Nyagura (left)

The RUFORUM network is pleased to announce that Professor Mabel Imbuga, the current Vice Chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been elected Chair of the RUFORUM Board and she is the first woman to fill this position. On the 28th August of 2015 during the RUFORUM 11th Annual General Meeting in Windhoek, Namibia, Professor Mabel Imbuga was elected as the new board chair replacing Professor Levi Nyagura, the Vice Chancellor of University of Zimbabwe.

Professor Mabel Imbuga is a Professor of Biochemistry with over 33 years of teaching and scholarly experience. Her extensive knowledge of and experience in higher education systems have been rounded by her career as a Research Assistant, Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor among others. She is a member of several international associations including the African Women in Science and Engineering, Global Consortium on Higher Education and Research for Agriculture and the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists among others.

“I am delighted to become the new Board Chair of RUFORUM Network,” Professor Imbuga said. I have worked closely with RUFORUM for many years and look forward to continuing to partner with Deputy Board Vice Chair Professor George Kanyama-Phiri, Vice Chancellor of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Board Executive, the Board of Trustees, International Advisory Panel (AIP), the Technical Committee, the Principals and Deans Committee, Secretariat staff and all stakeholders to enhance the capacity Building.

During the election, Professor George Kanyama-Phiri the Vice Chancellor of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources was appointed as the Deputy Board Vice Chair. Click here to download the full press release.

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