Thousands and thousands showered accolades to the outgoing pioneer Vice Chancellor Prof Geoffrey Muluvi during his retirement ceremony which was attended by who is who in the academic world.
Kitui Governor Dr Julius Makau Malombe, a distinguished scholar was among high end dignitaries who graced the auspicious occasion to honor the academic giant who is retiring as the SEKU VC Prof Muluvi.
Professor Muluvi’s tenure as the Vice Chancellor of Seku University has come to an end with remarkable contributions to the development and growth of the institution. His visionary leadership, commitment to academic excellence, and relentless pursuit of innovation have left an indelible mark on the university community, the TCD digital reports.
Under Muluvis guidance, Seku University has witnessed a transformation in various aspects, Installation strong Internet for students, infrastructural development, several approved courses, and staff wellbeing just to mention few.
He promoted a student-centered approach, focusing on providing an enriching educational experience that prepares students for real-world challenges. Muluvi introduced numerous initiatives to enhance the quality of education, such as the expansion of research programs, fostering collaborations with prestigious institutions, and implementing state-of-the-art teaching methods.
Furthermore, Muluvi’s efforts in strengthening the university’s infrastructure and facilities have greatly benefited the entire campus community. He successfully secured funding for the construction of new buildings, laboratories, and libraries, ensuring that students have access to cutting-edge resources.
Kitui Governor Dr Julius Malombe (EGH) has praised the outgoing South Eastern Kenya University Vice chancellor Prof Geoffrey Muluvi as an outstanding career don who has left an indelible mark of achievement at the university.
Dr Malombe said Prof Muluvi leaves a legacy of leadership at the university which has grown to be a pride in the country in general. Speaking during Prof. Muluvi’s farewell party at SEKU University, the Governor said SEKU is not only the oldest university in the region but has also grown in infrastructure and student numbers.
The county boss reaffirmed his government’s commitment to maintaining fruitful collaborations that will see SEKU continue to retain her place as one of Kenya’s top universities of choice.
He recalled that in 2016 when he served as the pioneer governor, a joint Task Force between his administration and SEKU was constituted to develop technical investigations and identification of 2,400 sand dam (Ming’eto) sites which marked a major stride for the county sand dams programme.
In addition, the County Government has been tapping into the technical expertise of the university to achieve different development objectives.
In addition, Governor Malombe said his government “will be fast-tracking the upgrading of Kitui County Referral Hospital that will continue giving the medical students an edge in their career growth.” He said completion of infrastructural works for Mwingi SEKU campus, provision of clean and safe drinking water, and installation and maintenance of street lighting along the university’s environs are among other areas of collaboration.
Governor Malombe further aassured the institution of higher learning of his government’s support in protecting her land from encroachment.
Prof Muluvi’s farewell fete was also graced by senior national and county government officials, Vice Chancellors from other tertiary education institutions and members of the SEKU’s university council among others.
Additionally, he prioritized the well-being and safety of students by implementing robust security measures and creating avenues for mental health support.
As we bid farewell to Seku VC Muluvi, it is important to acknowledge his unwavering dedication and tireless service. His leadership has not only elevated Seku University’s reputation but also inspired countless students, faculty, and staff members to strive for excellence.
As the university enters a new chapter, Muluvi’s legacy will serve as a guiding light for future leaders and continue to shape the institution’s trajectory toward even greater success.