Peter Ayiro, Geoffrey Muluvi among those shortlisted for CUE CEO's job

Daystar Univerity Vice Chancellor Prof Laban Peter Ayiro receives the University Mace from the Chair of Council Prof Henry Moses Thairu in a previous event. [File, Standard]

Two vice chancellors are among key figures shortlisted for the Commission for University Education Chief Executive Officer (CEO) job.

Daystar University VC Prof Laban Peter Ayiro and Prof Geoffrey Muluvi of South Eastern Kenya University are among the 15 candidates shortlisted for CUE job.

Prof Nathan Oyori Ogechi, DVC (Student Affairs) at Moi University, DVC (Administration) at Kenyatta University Prof John Okumu and Prof Christopher Shisanya, a Full Professor of Agroclimatology in the Department of Geography at Kenyatta University have also been shortlisted.

Others are Prof Emily Achieng' Akuno, Dr Dismus Bulinda, Prof Elizabeth Wangari Gathuhi, Dr Everlyne Kisembe, Prof Mike Kuria, Prof Dr Benedict Mwavu Mutua, Prof Francis Gichuki Ndiritu, Prof Grace Njoroge, Prof Maurice Oduor Okoth, Gilbert Opanga, Prof Douglas Shitanda and Prof Jackson Too. 

The details are contained in a communication by commission chairman Prof Chacha Nyaigotti- Chacha.

Those shortlisted will be interviewed for three days starting June 28 to June 30.

The successful candidate will serve a term of five years. The candidate will replace Prof Mwenda Ntarangwi whose term has expired having served from September 6, 2017.

Prof. Ntarangwi succeeded Prof David Kimutai Some, who had been in charge since 2012.

The first term is however renewable for a further five years’ subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

Prof Akuno, the DVC (Academic Affairs) at Co-operative University of Kenya will be the first candidate to face the panel on June 28, followed by Prof Ayiro.

Dr Gathuthi, Registrar - Academics at Karatina University and Dr Kisembe will also be interviewed on first day.

The second day will see Prof Njoroge, Prof Kuria, Prof Ndiritu, Prof Dr Mutua and Prof Muluvi face the interview panel.

While Prof Shitanda, Prof Too, Prof Ogechi, Prof Okoth and Opanga, who is the Senior Assistant Commission Secretary (Quality Audit and Standards) at CUE, will wrap the interviews on June 30.

The position attracted 49 applicants.