Prof. Olive Mugenda, Ph.D.
Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
Prof. Mugenda is an experienced facilitator in leadership and management programmes. She is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) – a leading referral Hospital in Kenya & East Africa.
Prof. Mugenda has previously served as a Commissioner in The Judicial Service Commission (JSC—Kenya, 2018 – 2023). She also served as Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University from 2006 to 2016. Before becoming Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mugenda had a long and eventful career in education. She holds an MSc. and Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences from Iowa State University (USA). She is also a holder of an MBA from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute. She has successfully served as the Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
She is a recipient of the awards of Moran of the Order of the Golden Heart (MGH), Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) and Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) presidential awards. Prof. Mugenda was also awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Impact Research and Science in Sub- Saharan Africa (IMPRESSA) Award by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).