Prof. Peter Mageto Maiko
Appointment of Deputy Vice Chancellor
Following a very competitive selection process to fill the vacant position of Deputy Vice Chancellor, the university has appointed Professor Peter Mageto Maiko with effect from the 3rd of September 2018.
He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Divinity from St Paul’s United Theological College in Kenya, a Masters in Theological Studies and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Illinois, USA. Professor Maiko brings with him a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years which he has obtained from working in ministry and for various universities. Professor Maiko started off his career in 1991 as a Circuit Minister and has ministered in various denominations including in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Evansville.
He has also spent a significant part of his career working for universities in Kenya including Daystar university where at the helm of his career there, he held the position of Head of Department, Theology & Pastoral Studies and waspromoted through the academic ranks from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer and then to Associate Professor. In the year 2011, Professor Maiko was named Researcher of the year at Daystar University. Professor Maiko has published three books and has many journal publications in reputable publications a in a number of thematic areas including Theology, Education, Peace, and Reconciliation. Professor Maiko also worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs for Kenya Methodist University (KeMU).
Professor Maiko left KeMU last year and has been working as an Educational Consultant and Trainer for universities and accrediting boards in Africa. Professor Maiko is renowned for his firm and yet friendly management style and his expertise includes steering research and innovation, financial management through making projections for academic division, new programme development, increasing brand visibility, providing leadership in student affairs, corporate social responsibility and creation of strategic partnerships. A beneficiary of a scholarship awarded to him by a community board that allowed him to study in the USA, Professor Maiko is the Founder of Amani Reading Centre a Library located in the highly marginalized region of Nyamira County in Kenya.
The Library caters for any individual in the community interested in enhancing his/her knowledge through reading. Professor Maiko worked closely with four different denominational congregations to raise funds to purchase land, construct the library and to stock it with books and personnel. Currently, the Library caters for 80 students seated at one given time, and so many schools around are utilizing the Facility. So far, the Amani Reading Centre is the only Library in Nyamira.
He is married to Irene who is a Forensic Nurse Scientist and they have two children a son based in the USA and a daughter in Nairobi.