On Saturday, February 3, 2024, the Alumni Association of Egerton University convened for a pivotal reflection session aimed at enhancing member welfare and assessing its strategic plan and budget. Chaired by Dr. Richard Rop, the meeting spotlighted the association's remarkable achievements and outlined plans for future growth.
A significant milestone highlighted during the session was the successful establishment of five regional chapters: Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, South Nyanza, and Western Kenya. Dr. Rop emphasized the importance of making these chapters vibrant through tailored programs that directly benefit members in their respective regions, coupled with vigorous membership drives.
In attendance was Prof. Paul Kimurto, Director of Marketing and Resource Mobilization, who reaffirmed the university's commitment to supporting the Alumni Association. He stressed the necessity of aligning the association's strategies with the university calendar and strategic plan to foster a shared vision.
The meeting also welcomed Dr. Japheth Muthamia, Dean of Students, to strengthen synergies between the alumni body and current students. Notably, the association is actively supporting a feeding program for select needy students, especially during examination periods. Discussions centered on the need for additional partners to ensure the program's sustainability and reduce reliance on new member registration fees.
Gratitude was extended to the university management for promptly remitting membership funds to the association, which have been judiciously utilized to support student welfare initiatives. Last year, the association contributed to the refurbishment of the university's swimming pool, enhancing recreational facilities for students. Additionally, the further uplift of the Kilimo Hall to host the National Drama Festival later this year is required.
Cynthia Wanini, President of the Egerton University Students Association, expressed appreciation for the Alumni Association's unwavering support. She acknowledged their contributions to the feeding program, the refurbishment of the swimming pool, and their provision of sports equipment during the alumni sports day. Wanini reiterated the desire for continued engagement between the alumni and current students.
The reflection session concluded with a renewed commitment to advancing the welfare of Egerton University alumni and fostering closer ties with the institution and its current student body. As the association continues to evolve, its dedication to supporting students and enhancing the university's infrastructure remains unwavering. With a shared vision and collaborative efforts, the Egerton University Alumni Association looks forward to a future marked by sustained growth and impact.
Directorate of Marketing and Resource Mobilization