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KUP - Diaspora University Founding Professors at KESSA Conference At Atlanta

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From Left: Prof. Philliph Mutisya, Prof. Jerono Rotich, Bishop Donald Mwawasi and Prof. Christopher Kimaru. From Left: Prof. Philliph Mutisya, Prof. Jerono Rotich, Bishop Donald Mwawasi and Prof. Christopher Kimaru.

Diaspora University Founding Scholars: Prof. Philliph Mutisya and Prof. Christopher Kimaru of North Carolina Central University, and Prof. Jerono Rotich of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University attended the 11th annual Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) Conference in Atlanta, GA. Bishop Donald Mwawasi a founder member of the Diaspora University and Town project also attended as he welcomed the scholars to Atlanta city.

Prof. Mutisya and Prof. Rotich presented on “Diaspora Investments in Higher Education and the role and Progress of Kenya University Project (KUP).” The professors recently visited the site of the project and offices in Voi. The professors were also panelists on a session on “Domestic Violence among Kenyan Diaspora in the USA”

Read: Diaspora Professors Visit Diaspora University Town Office & Land

The annual conference that brings together scholars from the Diaspora and from Kenya as well as the Diaspora community to engage in discussions for the benefit of Diaspora Kenyans and Kenya. The year the conference is held at Atlanta Marriot Marquis.  

The Keynote speakers included; H.E. Robinson N. Githae, Ambassador of the Republic to the USA and Mexico; Prof. Sherine Obare, Professor and Associate Vice President for Research at Western Michigan University; Prof. Mwendwa Ntaranqwi, CEO and Commission Secretary for the Commission for University Education in Kenya; Prof. Joseph Kieyah and Dr. Joshua Baraka.

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