About Us

The Marketing and Communications Department falls under the Division of Institutional Planning and Advancement and is crucial in ensuring that the USIU-Africa brand is consistent across the university.

The office exists to help the institution achieve its core business and is therefore the strategic partner to all academic and administrative units.

Through strategic communications, marketing and public relations activities, the overall functions of the department are;

  • To uphold the university’s reputation and promote its values both internally and externally.
  • To raise awareness of the university whilst drawing attention to the impact our alumni, faculty, students and staff are making locally and internationally.

While the Marketing and Communications department oversees matters related to brand, staff, faculty, students and alumni also play a role in communicating the USIU-Africa brand through their interactions with the external public who do not have direct interaction with the institution. It is therefore paramount for all members of the USIU-Africa community to work closely with the office of Marketing and Communications to present a unified brand for the progress of the institution.

Administrative responsibilities are handled by the Marketing & Communications Associate as well as assisting in the execution of university marketing and communication activities.

The purpose of USIU-Africa’s corporate brand identity is to set the institution apart from other brands. Guarded by the Marketing and Communications departments, approval to use the school logo must be sort and procedures stipulated in the brand guidelines adhered to.

All creative, media planning and advertisement buying is managed from the Marketing and Communications office. This ensures that the institution presents itself as a unified brand while providing the necessary professional assistance required for the highest impact in achieving the intended goal of the advertisement(s).

Under creative services, both layout/design and photography are captured.

Internal Communications encompasses the effective delivery of information and corporate communications to USIU-Africa faculty, staff and students and its external publics. Specifically, this entails the co-ordination of corporate communications through a range of channels to ensure ease of access, clarity and consistency, as well establishing, maintaining and continually improves a joined up, proactive and effective internal communications process within USIU-Africa.

External Communication aims to facilitate and disseminate information between the university and other members of the public including media, parents/guardians and the general public through various suitable channels such as advertising, press statements, press releases with a mix of both traditional and new media.

Media Relations

  • Press Releases (link that leads to our official press releases)
  • University Profile (press kit)
  • Press Coverage (for updating press cuttings/clips of USIU-Africa)

The Marketing and Communications department is responsible for managing the university’s website content, internal digital communication content as well as social media interaction on the official social media pages.

The Web Master is responsible for managing the university's website together with providing consultation and advice to the various university units on presentation of online content.

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Contacts

Phone: +254-730 116 607
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Jane Muriithi-Thomas
Head of Marketing and Communications
+254-730 116 562

Dan Muchai
Internal Communications Coordinator
+254-730 116 620

Jackline Chirchir
External Communications Coordinator
+254-730 116 679

Eric G. Charchi
Web Master
+254-730 116 237

Lawrence Okayo
Creative Graphic Designer
+254-730 116 237

Diana Davanji Meso
Marketing & Communications Associate
+254-730 116 607

Upcoming Events

28 Sep 2017
PyCon Conference
29 Sep 2017
10:00AM - 01:30PM
Vice Chancellor's Convocation
02 Oct 2017
04:00PM - 07:00PM
MIKTA Film Festival
15 Nov 2017
EAMARC IV Conference
15 Nov 2017
EAMARC IV Conference
29 Nov 2017
Harvard USIU-Africa Public Lecture

About USIU-Africa

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United States International University - Africa is located in the Kasarani area, off Thika Road in the suburb of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The university is an independent, not-for-profit institution serving 6512 students representing 69 nationalities. It offers 24 degree programs from undergraduate to doctoral level, all of which are accredited in Kenya and the United States of America.

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