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Governance /

Strathmore University is a fully fledged university with a Vice Chancellor, three Deputy Vice Chancellors, the University Secretary, a number of senior management staff, the University Council, the Management Board, the Academic Council, and various committees.

Strathmore Educational Trust [SERT]

Registered Trustees

Mr Matthew Njogu Member
Mr Andrew Olea Member
Mr Fernando Aizpun Member
Mr Maurice D’Souza Member
Mr Charles Kanjama Administrator


Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz Braña


Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz Braña is the Chancellor of Strathmore University as prescribed by Section 10 of the Strathmore University Charter. He was born in Paris in 1944 and studied Physical Sciences at the University of Barcelona. He graduated in Theology from the Pontifical Lateran University in 1969 and obtained his PhD from the University of Navarra in 1971. That same year he was ordained a priest.

He is the author of numerous philosophical and theological works such as The Mystery of Jesus Christ (Theology Textbooks, 1998) and God as Father: In the Message of Blessed Josemaria Escriva (1998) among othersHe has also been a consultant to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 1986 and a member of the Pontifical Roman Theological Academy since 1989.

Legal Status

On April 23rd 2008, His Excellency Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya granted a Charter to Strathmore University. The Charter provides for the establishment, control, governance, and administration of the university and for connected purposes, in the manner prescribed by the Universities Act (Chapter 210b, Laws of Kenya).

Strathmore University is sponsored by Strathmore Educational Registered Trustees (SERT), a non-profit body corporate with perpetual succession, established under the Trustee (Perpetual Succession) Act (Chapter 164 of the Revised Laws of Kenya 1962 edition).

Legal Instruments

University Council

The University Council is a body established by the Trustees to govern the University and assist in promoting its foundational and educational aims. The membership of the University Council is prescribed and legally established by Article 13 of Part III of the Strathmore University Charter (Legal Notice No. 86 of the 23rd June 2008).



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Bernadette Musundi
Dr. Vincent Ogutu
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Dr. Elizabeth Gachenga
Ex-officio Member
Mr. Fernando Aizpun
Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva
Ex-officio Member
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Dr. Susan Kibue
Prof. Timothy Waema
Mr. David Owino
Mr. Anthony Kahindi
Ex-Officio Member
Christine Ochieng
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Dr. Edward Mungai
Ex-Officio Member
Ms. Margaret Osure


Management Board
Office Name
Vice Chancellor Dr. Vincent Ogutu
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic& Students Affairs) Dr. Elizabeth Gachenga
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Prof. Izael Da Silva
Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Planning and Development) Dr. Edward Mungai
University Secretary Mr. Anthony Kahindi
Executive Director, Administration Services Ms. Dorina Telaide
Director, University Relations & Communications Office Mrs. Betty Ngala
Executive Director, Finance Mr. Vincent Ndoloka
Deans and Directors
Dean, Strathmore Business School Dr. Caesar Mwangi
Dean, School of Computing and Engineering Sciences Dr. Julius Butime
Dean, Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences Dr. Godfrey Machono Madigu
Dean, Strathmore Law School Dr. Peter Kwenjera
Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Magdalene Dimba
Director, Office of Graduate Studies Dr. Bernard Shibwabo
Dean of Students Mr. Paul Ochieng
Ag. Director, Advancement & External Relations Mr. Eric Saulo
Principal, Strathmore Institute of Management and Technology Ms. Angelica Kiboro
Executive Director, People and Culture Mrs. Anna Makomu-Njuguna
Dean, School Tourism and Hospitality (STH) Dr. David Chiawo
Director, Admissions Services Mr. Marcos Migeri
Director, Institute of Public Policy and Governance Associate Prof. Robert Mudida
Director, Information & Communication Technology Department Mr. Stephen Momanyi
Director, University Health Services Dr. Grace Kamengere – Wachira
Director, Strategy & Quality Assurances Mrs. Jackline Chibai
Director, Internal Audit & Compliances Mr. Kizito Nasumba
Director, Security Services Brg. (rtd) Joseph Mweu
Executive Director, Strathmore University Foundation Mr. James Kimeu
University Librarian Mr. Bernard Shiundu