African Adventist Heritage Museum

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The African Adventist Heritage Museum in Adventist University of Africa was officially opened and dedicated on 17th July 2017. 

The museum beautifully documents different aspects of African and Adventist history in Africa with the intentions of:

  • Documentation
  • Education
  • Inspiration
  • Motivation

“The past history of the cause of God needs often to be brought before the people, young and old, that they may be familiar with it. How frequently were the waymarks set up by the Lord in His dealing with ancient Israel, lest they should forget the history of the past” (Letter 33, 1890)

The Museum richly presents and highlights:

  1. Seventh-day Adventist History
  2. African History
  3. African facts and cultural aspects
  4. Maasai culture
  5. Spreading the Gospel
  6. Interactive area
  7. Mission Theatre

The Museum is open to the public on: 

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The adjacent Gift Shop provides for various African artifacts and souvenirs.

“In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” (Christian Experience and Teachings of Ellen G. White, p. 204)
 

Faculty and Staff

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  • Name: Delbert W. Baker
  • Position: Vice Chancellor
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Delbert W. Baker holds a PhD in Organizational Communication from Howard University, an MDiv from Andrews University, and a BS in Theology from Oakwood University. His post-doctoral training includes work at Harvard University, Boston University, certifications as an Emotional Intelligence Trainer and an Executive Leadership Coach. Baker has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an ordained minister, educator, and administrator. Prior to taking up responsibilities as Vice Chancellor at AUA, he was a Vice President of the General Conference; the President of Oakwood University; and Special Assistant to the President and Director for Diversity at Loma Linda University. He also served as a pastor in the Allegheny West Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in the USA, the Editor of Message Magazine and an Associate in the Ellen G. White Estate. Baker has authored 15 books and written numerous articles for church and secular journals. He has done leadership training and evangelism on every continent. Baker has received numerous awards for community and public service, including Alumnus of the Year from Oakwood University and recognition awards from NASA Space Flight Center and the United States White House. Baker is a well-known advocate of wellness and healthy lifestyle choice. He enjoys mountain climbing and running marathons—having run marathons (42km) on all seven continents and the North Pole, as well as in 36 of the 50 states in the USA.  Baker is married to Susan, who is faculty at AUA. They have three adult sons—David, Benjamin, and Jonathan and five grandchildren.

 

 

 Moyo Makhosiwonke2

  •  Name: Makhosiwonke Moyo
  •  Position: Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) for Financial Administration
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Makhosiwonke Moyo has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Solusi University and MBA from the Adventist University of Africa with a major in Accounting. His area of expertise is setting up systems for a financial environment and the actual financial management.

He worked in the private sector for a little over a year soon after graduation from Solusi. Later, he joined denominational service and worked in various secondary schools for almost three years. In 2002, he joined the mainstream church and served as the assistant treasurer of the West Zimbabwe Conference. At the end of 2003, he was called to be the treasurer of the same Conference where he served for seven years. He served as the treasurer of the Zimbabwe Union Conference from January 2011 to September 2016 when he received the call to come to AUA.

Moyo is married to Gugulethu and they are blessed with three children.

 

 

 

 
  • Name: Risper Awuor
  • Position: Deputy Vice Chancellor 
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Before joining, Professor Awuor served as dean of the faculty of Education and Psychology at Asia-Pacific International University, in Thailand; and as Professor of Applied Statistics at Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica. She also served as a research methodologist in the School of Education at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee, USA.

Risper holds a PhD degree in Educational Research from Virginia Tech, in Virginia, USA and Masters degree Home in Economics as well as BA in Religion/Home Economics with Education from Andrews University. Her publications include articles on educational measurements; multivariate approaches to quantitative research studies, and factors affecting academic performance.

One of the awards that Risper has received is a Teacher Recognition Award. She is passionate about sharing the research methods skills with anyone who is interested, especially graduate students. She looks forward to meeting, interacting and working together with several of the AUA constituents in the three church Divisions and the General Conference.

She is a proud mother of three adult sons and a daughter.

 
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  • Name: Willard Munger
  • Position: Special Assitant to the Vice Chancellor
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Sampson

Sampson M. Nwaomah is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Professor of
New Testament Theology, Exegesis, and Mission. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Religious
Studies (New Testament) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Prior to his joining AUA,
Dr. Nwaomah was twice Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Vice-Dean and Acting Dean of the
School of Post-Graduate Studies, and the Dean of the School of Education and Humanities at Babcock
University, Nigeria. He has also served as External Examiner of Graduate programmes in
Religion to Universities in Nigeria. Currently, he is in the editorial team of some journals among which
are the Asia-Africa Journal of Mission and Ministry, African Journal of Biblical Studies, Insight: Journal of
Religious Studies. Dr. Nwaomah has attended and read papers at conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe and
North America. He has authored and co-authored books and articles in his areas of research interest:
New Testament Theology, Mission, Biblical Ecology and Religion and Society. He is married to Angela
and has four children.

 
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  • Name: Daniel Ganu, DrPH
  • Position: Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies; Director of Quality Assurance and Academic Planning; Associate Professor of Public Health
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Daniel Ganu is the Dean and an Associate Professor at the School of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Public Health at the Adventist University of Africa, Kenya. He earned his undergraduate degree in Theology and Health Science at the Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA. He proceeded to the Philippines where he earned his MPH and DrPH degrees from the Adventist University of the Philippines. He was a lecturer and the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Valley View University in Ghana. He is currently an Associate Professor of Public Health at the Adventist University of Africa. He also serves as the Director of Quality Assurance and Academic planning. He has published several research works in international referred journals. His research interests are in children’s health, drug abuse, spirituality and health, breastfeeding and health promotion.

 
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  • Name: Angela Nwaomah
  • Position: Registrar; Assistant Professor of Information and Records Management
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Angela E. Nwaomah holds a PhD degree in Information Resources Management (Records
Management) from Babcock University, Nigeria. Prior to her joining AUA, Dr. Angela Nwaomah had worked in the Registry of Babcock University for over a decade and last served as the Principal Assistant Registrar
for Examination and Records. She is a member of the Information and Records Management Society of the
UK and has co-authored a book and published papers on academic administration, students academic
performance and students’ records management. She is married to Sampson and has four children.

 
  • Name: Jackim M. Nyamari
  • Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
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Dr. Nyamari holds a BSc. Environmental Health, MPhl. Environmental Health, and PhD Public Health – Environmental Health. He is also a consultant in Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation. His research interests include Injury Prevention, Environmental Epidemiology, Food Safety, Toxicology and Occupational Health.

 
 Susan Baker
  • Name: Susan M. Baker
  • Position: Director of Research and Faculty Development; Associate Professor, Department of Public Health
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Susan M. Baker is a registered physical therapist (PT) and holds a doctor of science (DSc) from Loma Linda University, California USA. She has clinical specialty in geriatrics and is a certified chronic care specialist. Her areas of expertise are in the rehabilitation of stroke, joint replacement, musculoskeletal disorders and movement dysfunction. She has been published in the peer-reviewed physical therapy journal and served the profession as a board examination writer. In addition to clinical practice, Baker has more than 20 years of teaching experience in allied health, public/community health, and physical therapy at Loma Linda University, Oakwood University and the University of Maryland. Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers listed Baker as a result of a nomination by her students. She has received awards for research from Loma Linda University and the American Physical Therapy Association, along with faculty development grants to fund her research. Baker’s professional interests include: exercise and muscle physiology; normal/abnormal aging; technology in education; curriculum design; faculty development; and community health education/promotion. Susan is married to Delbert Baker, who serves in the administration at AUA. They have three sons, two daughters (wives of sons) and five grandchildren. Her life mission is to live an authentic Christian life filled with grace and good works.

 
Musa Nyakora

 

  • Name: Professor Musa Nyakora
  • Position: Director of the Leadership Postgraduate Programme, School of Postgraduate Studies
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Musa Nyakora holds a PhD (OD) Degree in Organizational Development/ Strategic Leadership, 2003 from Cebu Doctors’ University, Philippines, a MCom in Strategic Management and Finance, 1982, Nagpur University and BCom in Financial Management and Auditing, 1980, Jabalpur University.

Prof. Nyakora has over 15 years’ experience in the NGO development work and Public sector operations. He has worked in several universities in the African region including countries such as Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda and Kenya. Prior to joining AUA, Prof. Nyakora worked for Mount Kenya University, as Director/Principal, both in Rwanda (Kigali) and Nairobi campuses between September 2010 and July 2015.

 
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  • Name: Josephine Ganu, PhD
  • Position: Associate Professor of Management and Director MBA Programme
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Josephine Ganu is an Associate Professor of Management the School of Postgraduate Studies and currently the Director of MBA programme. Her past research includes succession planning in entrepreneurial ventures, institutional mission statements, and corporate social responsibility. Her current research focuses on employer branding strategies and organizational justice.

Josephine received her PhD in Commerce from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and her MBA in Management from Adventist University of the Philippines. She is a member of the Academy of Management.

 
  • Name: Marie-Anne Razafiarivony
  • Position: Associate Professor, Business Department
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Marie-Anne Razafiarivony holds a PhD degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and an MBA from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, equally in the Philippines. Originally from Mauritius, she has worked in various capacities for the SDA entities of the Indian Ocean Union, in particular at the Adventist University Zurcher, Madagascar, where she was a lecturer for 11 years as well as the department head of the Business Department. Her research interests include performance management, career development and the teaching of business courses in faith-based institutions. She is married to Davidson and has two daughters.

 
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  • Name: Davidson Razafiarivony
  • Position: Director of Master of Divinity and Pastoral Theology Programmes; Associate Professor of New Testament Studies
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Dr. Davidson Razafiarivony is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has served  as District Pastor, Department Director and Editor for the church in Madagascar and Mauritius. He was formerly a Lecturer, Dean, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and President of the Adventist University Zurcher. He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies (NT) from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines. Razafiarivony is an active member of Adventist Theological Society, Evangelical Theological Society, New Testament Society of Southern Africa, and Society of Biblical Literature. He is married to Marie Anne, a lecturer in Management studies. They have two adult daughters.

 

 
Eriks
  • Name: Eriks Galenieks
  • Position: Director of Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS) and PhD in Religion Programs; Associate Professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Theology
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Eriks Galenieks was born in Latvia. He received M.Div. and PhD degrees at Andrews University. As an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church,  he has worked in various church-related capacities and spheres. Dr. Galenieks has participated in various international Bible Conferences and Seminars in Europe, Africa, and the United States. He also took part in archaeological excavations in Tel Jalul, Jordan.

 
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  • Name: Anna Galeniece
  • Position: Director Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office, Director of Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) Programme and Associate Professor of Applied Theology
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Anna Galeniece was born in Latvia, Europe. She answered God’s call to serve Him while she was still a teenager. In developing her character and being, the Lord has helped her not only to climb high hills but also to go through valleys and wilderness experiences where she learned to become a broken vessel, which He was able to take and use. She has enjoyed serving her Master and King whom she is eagerly waiting to come and take home all His people from every corner of the earth. Anna Galeniece has ministered to the Lord on three different continents: Europe, North America, and Africa. Using her spiritual gifts, she has served God in various capacities as a pastor’s wife, Bible worker, associate pastor, healthcare chaplain, international speaker and a professor. She is a commissioned minister of the Gospel, holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University, teaches Applied Theology, and is the director of the Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office at AUA.

 
  • Name: Kelvin Onongha
  • Position: Director, Doctor of Ministry and MA Missiology Programmes; Associate Professor of Missions
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Kelvin Onongha is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He holds a PhD Religion in Mission and Ministry from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Michigan, in addition to a doctor of ministry degree in Global Mission Leadership from the same institution. He has held leadership positions in the church and academia, having served as an Executive Secretary of the South East Conference in Nigeria, and as Associate Vice-President for Student Development at Babcock University, Nigeria. Kelvin has also taught as an adjunct professor at Andrews University on a few Adventist university campuses around the world. He is an author and has published a number of articles in professional journals. He is married to Juliet, with whom they have two children.

 
   
   
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Brenda-Nyangweso
  • Name: Brenda Nyangweso
  • Position: ICT Administrator
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Brenda is the ICT administrator and holds a  Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree from the United States International University-Africa (USIU-A). She has done many other professional courses such as Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Cisco Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Express Foundations for Field Engineers, Customer Care, and Strategic Performance Management. She has previously worked for KENIC as a systems administrator, and MTN Business-Kenya as Service Delivery Engineer and has previously been nominated as an IETF fellow.

 
Peter-Kereri
  • Name: Peter Kereri
  • Position: Chief Accountant
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Peter Kereri is the chief accountant at the Adventist University of Africa, Kenya. He earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) and proceeded to the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton where he earned his MBA and CPA(K). He was an Internal Auditor for Nyamira Conference of SDA for 3 years before joining Western Kenya conference of SDA as the Treasurer for 8 years. He has served at Adventist University of Africa since 2008 to date.

 
 
  • Name: Pauline Njine
  • Position: Administrative Assistant
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Pauline Njine is the assistant to the Vice-Chancellor.

 
     
Norah-Osebe-Mauti
  • Name: Norah Osebe Mauti
  • Position: Assistant Librarian
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Norah is the Assistant Librarian in charge of Judith Thomas Library. She holds a BSc. in Information Sciences. She is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Library and Information Science. She has done many other professional courses including: Effective Marketing and Customer Relations; Effective Customer Care; Finance for non-finance managers; Presentation skills; and Change management. Prior to joining AUA, Norah worked with international organizations which include United States International University (USIU), The African Virtual University (AVU) and the British Council. She is very passionate about Library and Information Services work and is happy to be part of the AUA team contributing to the growth of the university through the library.
 
  • Name: Juliet Onongha
  • Position: Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellors 
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Juliet Onongha is a PhD candidate in Business Management. She holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in economics from the Ambrose Alli University and the University of Ibadan respectively, in Nigeria. She taught courses in economics for six years at Babcock University, Nigeria. Juliet also holds certificates for teaching in public schools in America, and as a nursing assistant. She is married to Kelvin and is a mother of two.

 
     

Strategic Development Partners

The Strategic Development Partners (SDP) are individuals who have committed to the growth and development of Adventist University of Africa (AUA). These individuals are ambassadors of the University who have good will and aspire for the realization of AUA’s Vision and Mission. Currently, the SDP have undertaken a project for the development of the Health Sciences Building.


Health Sciences Building Project:

The Health and Sciences Building is designed to be a grand ultra-modern, green design building. Its three floors will include the Distance Learning Centre, smart class rooms, lecture halls, laboratories, offices and lounges for both the students and the faculty. Ramps will be placed strategically to enable the physically challenged to have an equal learning environment as other students. In addition, it will provide a magnificent working atmosphere for the staff.

The cost of building is estimated to be Kshs. 211,709,805 approx. USD 2,461,741.

To date, Kshs. 50.6 Million approx. USD 555,300 has been raised for the Health Sciences Building through various fundraising events. 

Contributions are still welcome and can be deposited into the following bank accounts and/or the MPESA account:

Prime Bank GC Corporation-AUA Account No. 3000041712

Citibank N.A., GC Corporation-AUA Account No. 0104281022 Bank code 160007

Equity Bank General Conference of SDA (AUA) Ongata Rongai Branch Account No. 0610294951743

MPESA Pay Bill Business Number 247247 Account No. 0610294951743.

A Word from the VC


delbert bakerAdventist University of Africa (AUA) is dedicated to its mission of developing and shaping leaders for Africa and beyond. Responsible and ethical leadership is one of the most critical factors for the transformation of Africa.

We, therefore, aspire to be the gateway for Africa’s leadership development, fostering the highest standards of postgraduate education and advancing knowledge and professional skills in a “wholistic” context.

In achieving this, we pride ourselves in offering value-based education. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person—spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional—a process that spans a lifetime.

Our challenge for the future is to build on this strong base to establish ourselves firmly among the world's leading universities.
We welcome students, staff members, and other stakeholders to join us in building the human resource for the entire Africa.

I appreciate your interest in AUA. I welcome and encourage you to surf our site for valuable information on our programs and other activities. Thank you!

Dr. Delbert Baker
Vice Chancellor/President, Adventist University of Africa

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