United States International University - Africa is a university that can take you to many different parts of the world, not only academically, but also socially. USIU-Africa has relationships with campuses in different parts of the world. As a student of USIU-Africa, you have the opportunity to transfer and experience firsthand the rich cultures and heritage of the countries where USIU-Africa has student exchange programs.
The Vice Chancellor in conjunction with the Management Council administers University matters. The Council comprises of the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Vice Chancellors, and the Directors of Information and Communication Technology, Operations and Finance. The university Board of Trustees oversees the long-range direction of the university.
The Vice Chancellor’s Office is located in the Administration Block and can be reached on +254 730 116 411.
An analytical thinker and creative problem solver, Dr. Omolola E. Omole-Odubekun is the Interim Vice Chancellor, USIU-Africa, a position she has held effective September 1, 2023. Dr. Odubekun is a social scientist with a professional background in law and over 25 years of high level experience in criminal justice research, advocacy, and grants management.
She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. (Criminal Justice) from Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey, Newark, (Barrister-at-Law) Nigerian Law School, Lagos and an LL.B. (Honors.) Ahmadu Bello University School of Law, Zaria. Dr. Odubekun holds a Program Certificate in Quantitative Methods of Social Research from the University of Michigan.
Aside from her past service on the Board of Trustees of the United States International University-Africa, she has been on the board of United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI), Uganda and Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program of New Jersey (USA).
Dr. Odubekun developed and managed research and demonstration programs expanding access to justice in Nigeria and supporting and mentoring civil society organizations advancing legal reform and strengthening democratic processes in post-election Kenya.
Lola’s professional experience also includes college teaching in New Jersey, public policy analysis in Washington, D.C., and criminal justice research and advocacy in New York. She conceived, wrote and supervised publication of the first modern Crime Atlas, as part of the New York City Mayor’s initiative on enhancing quality-of-life. Findings were used to develop strategies and programs on community policing, domestic violence, and the use of GIS in criminal justice.
Her current scholarly pursuits include statistically modeling the intersections of gender and race in American criminal justice processes and structures while also writing on Comparative African Law and Justice.
She has been awarded countless awards in her career life the recent being Faculty Fellow Award by the College of New Jersey and the Dean’s Dissertation Award and Anniversary Award for Excellence by the State University.
I am very pleased to welcome you to United States International University -Africa, one of the oldest private universities in East Africa. I hope you will find this catalogue informative and user-friendly.
The USIU-Africa experience is unparalleled in East Africa and indeed the entire continent. Undergraduate programs offer a broad base of knowledge through general education courses which provide a foundation for more specialized degree courses in business, psychology, international relations, science and technology.
Our faculty bring more than their cumulative knowledge and experience – extensive as it is – to their classrooms and lecture halls. They model the values and character that are needed in this modern, multi-cultural, dynamic world.
USIU-Africa co-curricular activities add to student learning. Our interest groups and student clubs continually explore the real-world application of theoretical knowledge, including forming successful networks with professional bodies and industry leaders, thereby allowing students and faculty to enrich their experiences and relationships.
As a matter of fact several sporting disciplines have successfully dominated the sporting leagues they participate in and demonstrated an all-round learning experience.
Both faculty and students can expect and indeed receive every level of support available from highly qualified administrators.
We have built the facilities to deliver this knowledge in a way the 21st century student can understand. Classrooms are equipped with multimedia and internet connectivity to ensure the seamless conversation with learning that our students expect and carry with them for the rest of their lives.
USIU-Africa is more than the facilities and the community who use them. It is the idea that people of all backgrounds can learn together and from each other, and together build a society that can impact the world.
For those of you new to USIU-Africa, I wish to congratulate you. You have joined a community of like-minded individuals on a similar quest of knowledge – knowledge that will impact you, your environment and your society.
For those of you who are parents, I can assure you that we will assist your children on their life journey with utmost seriousness and will deliver on the promise USIU-Africa makes to you and your children: to provide an education that can take them places.
For well-wishers, prospective students, faculty and staff, I hope this catalogue will assist you in exploring and discovering the avenues of knowledge available to you, and look forward to welcoming you to USIU-Africa.