Prof. mwango’mbe, former Principal, CAVS, planting a tree to during the celebration of her exemplary leadership at the College.
Prof. Agnes Mwangombe celebrated a decade of her leadership as the College Principal; a leadership that was successful and exemplary. The celebration was honored with a tree planting occasion that had the attendance of all college staff members and students.
As she exits the office, she will be largely remembered for steering the College into clinching leadership in Performance Contracting (P.C) ranking at the University of Nairobi. When she took over the prestigious office, a decade ago, the College had an operating capital of approximately 16 million Kenya shillings. Presently, CAVS stands at approximately 122 million in operational capital and is expecting roughly 818 million from research and other Income generating activities that it owns.
Her motherly and close connection with the students saw the College rise from a paltry 850 total student admission, to over 6, 200. The College is expecting an approximate admission of 1,400 first years in the current academic year (2015/2016); it can be argued that, thanks to her growth oriented leadership, her successor will now inherit the College with a total of over 7, 500 students.
Growth of the student population and research also resulted to expansion of more productive academic courses. Under her stewardship, the College gave birth to two Institutes, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) and Institute of Sustainable Drylands and Ecosystems.
Apart from ensuring excellence in offering research and academic services, she pro-actively engaged in numerous student mentorships and sporting activities. Little wonder, CAVS was always ranked best in almost all sporting contests. In a display of motherly leadership, she was the first and only Principal who successfully created “Walking Meetings” with the students. This is an idea that made her always accessible to the students and meets their demands to satisfactory levels.
The College wishes her success in her future endeavors.