The Commission for University Education (CUE) has appointed former Daystar University director Prof Mike Kuria as the new chief executive effective September 5.
Prof Kuria takes over from Prof Mwenda Ntarangwi whose contract as CUE chief executive ends on September 4, 2022.
CUE chairman Chacha Nyaigotti Chacha described him as a multi-skilled and versatile leader with extensive experience and expertise in quality assurance in higher education in Kenya and beyond.
“Prof Kuria brings to the Commission experience of working closely with vice-chancellors and regulatory authorities in the East African region where he has spearheaded critical projects to advance the quality of university education,” said Prof Chacha in a statement.
He worked as the Director, Centre for Quality Assurance at Daystar University, for ten years during which Daystar University was selected by UNESCO as one of its case studies for good practice in quality assurance for higher education.
Prof Kuria has also served as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) where he is credited for spearheading multiple projects to support higher education in the region.
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