December 2023 Updates

Picture of Rev. Dr. Nelson Makanda

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nelson Makanda as Vice-Chancellor of Africa International University effective January 2, 2024. Please join me with praise and thanksgiving with this selection and acceptance. See details about this announcement below.

As you consider your year end giving we ask for your prayers and continued support for the following needs.

  • Scholarships for needy Masters and BTh students -$25,000
  • Funding for new security system in the library – $36,000
  • New desk top computers for online access to libraries in other countries -$22,000
  • Benevolence for international students who are unable to return home during the holidays – $8,000

Jim Rogers
Christian Leaders for Africa

Rev. Dr. Nelson Makanda is the new Vice Chancellor of Africa International University

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Nelson Makanda as the new Vice Chancellor of Africa International University.

Rev. Dr. Makanda is an astute Christian leader with over 25years leadership experience in church, para-church organizations and community. Dr. Makanda has served as a Pastor, Middle level manager, Deputy CEO and is currently serving as the General Secretary and CEO of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya – the premier ecumenical movement for the evangelicals in Kenya. He has vast experience in transformational leadership, resource mobilization and turnaround strategies.

He has previously served on different committees and task forces in Kenya including; Academic Committee of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Prof. Fatuma Chege Competency Based Curriculum Taskforce on Enhancing Access, Relevance, Transition, Equity and Quality for Effective Curriculum Reforms Implementation in Kenya, among others. He has also served as a member of the Governing Council and Board of Trustees of AIU and is currently the Chair of the AIU Alumni. He brings great passion for community transformation through higher education, the church and ethical governance and leadership for the public and common good.

To the Glory of God, Dr. Makanda brings the skill set, relational and social capital, and passion required for transformation of Africa International University into a premier and global Evangelical University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Egerton University, Master’s in Biblical Studies from the then Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST) and PhD from Africa International University (AIU).

Rev.Dr. Makanda is an ordained evangelical minister and speaks widely on different subjects. He is married to Caroline Makanda and together they have and are raising four children.

Rev. Dr Makanda will begin his tour of duty on January 2nd, 2024. Please join me in welcoming, receiving and praying for the new Vice Chancellor, as he joins the AIU Community.

Dr. (h.c) Nelson Kuria, MBS, OGW, F.IOD(K)
Chairman, University Council