16th March 2020

Dear AUA Students and Colleagues:

While the risk of contracting Covid-19 in the Adventist University of Africa (AUA) and/or Advent Hill remains low and there are no confirmed cases on AUA/Advent Hill, the local and global situation has continued to evolve swiftly. Accordingly, AUA administration has implemented plans regarding the way forward in the near future.

Until further notice, the AUA Campus will operate as follows:

  • All students should have vacated the AUA campus by Friday, March 20, 2020.
  • Classes will commence on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, fully online. The faculty and instructors will continue to communicate the details to the classes individually.
  • University departments will restructure their operations to ensure adequate delivery of essential services. This may include faculty and staff working from home having liaised with their respective Deans and supervisors.
  • All campus events, conferences and meetings up to the end of April 2020 are cancelled or will be rescheduled and updates may be supplied as appropriate from the event organizers.
  • • All non-essential travel has been cancelled; any persons returning to Advent Hill after travel to or through countries with coronavirus incidence are expected to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The pandemic situation in the national and international context will likely continue to change rapidly, so I encourage you to refer regularly to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Alert for updates at the University website:

I am proud of the way the AUA family, in conjunction with the Advent Hill community, has unitedly and effectively worked together under the providence of God to adapt our teaching, instruction, research and services to continue our educational mission during this global challenge.

If you have questions or need clarification, please contact the following for more information:

  • General administration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Theological Seminary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • School of Postgraduate Studies: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you and may God bless.


Delbert W Baker, PhD


Latest Issue of the AUAToday

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The most recent Issue of the AUAToday magazine, 2019 Issue, has been released. It features a pertinent topic of developing leaders, tailored towards the University's motto and relevant to the times and needs in Africa and the world.

The magazine highlights various sub-themes such as: 

  • The Intelligent Christian Leader & VUCA Challenge
  • Leadership Crisis
  • Women and Leadership
  • Ellen White on Leadership
  • Steps to Becoming an Effective Leader
  • Dynamics of Leadership & Followership 
  • Most Important Quality of a Leader 
  • Youth and Leadership 

Kindly click on this link to access the full issue: AUAToday 2019 Issue. 



5th AUA Research Conference

Conference Poster 2020

Theme: Organizational Performance: Optimizing Effectiveness and Efficiency

Dates: Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 15, 2020

Venue: The Adventist University of Africa, School of Postgraduate Studies, Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Papers       |      Registration Fee       |       Contact Us       |      

Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Employee engagement and wellbeing
2. Customer relationship management
3. Education and knowledge creation
4. Succession planning
5. Financial sustainability
6. Leadership and spirituality
7. Marginalized populations
8. Creativity and innovations
9. Skills and talent management
10. Health and wellness
11. Cybersecurity
12. Monitoring and evaluation tools
13. Technology and artificial intelligence
14. Conflict management
15. Performance in nonprofit organizations
16. Moral and ethical issues

1. Abstract submission (approximately 250 words): February 14, 2020
2. Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2020
3. Submission of full paper: July 10, 2020

Click the following link to access the Call for Papers.

Publication Opportunity
All papers will be reviewed for acceptance and presentation. Papers may also be accepted for poster presentation and virtual presentation via Zoom conferencing. Selected papers from the conference will be recommended by the Conference Committee for further consideration of publication in the Journal of Applied Social Sciences, Human Development and Technology (JASST). JASST is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Adventist University of Africa.

Registration Fees
Regular: $100
Student: $50
Group rate discount for five or more from the same institution or organization: $75 per person

The registration fees cover all conference materials, access to all sessions and lunch on conference days.

Use the subject line “AUA Research Conference” and email your submission to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The submission should include the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation/institution(s), and the paper title.

Contact Details

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Adventist University of Africa.

Please distribute this information to colleagues, affiliates, and peers who would be interested in participating.

Grand Opening of the New Multipurpose Complex

DSC 0881The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) was pleased to have officially opened and dedicated the Lindsay Thomas Jr., PhD Multipurpose Complex on Sunday 3 November 2019.

DSC 0910The grand occasion was honoured by the Cabinet Secretary (CS) of the Ministry of Education in Kenya, Prof. George Magoha, CBS. The Cabinet Secretary read a complimentary speech on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta. The CS commended ¬the Seventh-day Adventist Church for being strong on education and health. Of worthy mention, was the fact that AUA trains students from across countries of Sub Saharan Africa with current student representation from 30 out of the 46 African countries.

Prof. Magoha emphasized quality, innovative programmes that reach the highest standard of excellence in education as well as practical relevance. He also stressed the need for quality programs and assertive progress in Information and Artificial Intelligence. He urged the University to enhance its diversity in programmes so as to avoid duplication of programmes across the universities in Kenya.

The Chancellor, Dr Blasious Ruguri commended AUA on persisting in planning for the future needs of the campus and community. Vice-Chancellor Dr Delbert Baker extended his deep appreciation to the kind and generous donors from Africa, America and around the world. He went on to affirm the fact that while the basic facility cost is covered there is still much that interested supporters and friends can contribute to. The overall theme was thankfulness for this beautiful and stellar complex that is truly multipurpose and ecologically Green.

Among the donors of the Complex was Dr. Evelyan Thomas who contributed the anchor gift in honour of the late Dr. Lindsay Thomas who was an educator, lay pastor and long-time contributor to African advancement and development. Dr. Evelyan Thomas was represented at the Dedication by Earl Adouis and Giles McGill, both friends of Dr. Lindsay who are committed to continuing his work in Africa.

Among others, other donors mentioned were Hon. Simeon Nyachae from Kenya, Dr Adedeji Adeleke of Nigeria, the AUA Strategic Development Partners (SDP), the General Conference of SDA, East-Central Africa Division, Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division, and West-Central Africa Division. A more complete list of the many Donors will be shared later.

DSC 0979 Other dignitaries present during the event were Guillermo Biaggi, General Vice President of the General Conference, Ray Wahlen, Undertreasurer at the General Conference, the Kajiado County Governor Hon. Joseph Ole Lenku, leaders from across the East-Central Africa Division. Also present were AUA faculty, staff, students and graduates of AUA.

A well-received inaugural concert featuring world-renowned singer and Pastor, Dr. Wintley Phipps filled the state-of-the-art Simeon Nyachae Auditorium. The 1,200 seat auditorium was filled to capacity as rendition after rendition was performed by the renowned international vocal artist. Ecstatic concert attendees made remarks like, “the music was superb, outstanding. The acoustics, visuals and overall experience were stunning. A real contribution to the Nairobi and wider communities. I was truly blessed. We should have more of these events in this magnificent facility.”

DSC 1094Other than a 1,200 seat acoustic auditorium, the monumental Complex contains eight fully equipped technological classrooms with break-out capacity for groups, an indoor and outdoor amphitheatre, social veranda terraces with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and environs, administrative offices, a spacious cafeteria, fitness centre, banking services, among other facilities. Crowing the Complex in the rear is a commodious and beautifully manicured Graduation and Meeting Square that boasts the 54 flags of Africa. On the visionary ecological side, the facility features ecological Green solar energy panels, advanced water harvesting ability, tree planting emphasis and a long-term maintenance plan.

The several facilities provided in the edifice are to enhance the academic scholarship and quality research by both faculty and students. Undergirding all the external construction is a comprehensive and reliable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) fibre optic system. This is to support learning through online education, video conferencing and web-based education on campus and partner institutions.

The building has the capacity to meet the needs of AUA and the Advent Hill community, in which the East-Central Africa Division (ECD) stands, both now and into the future. In addition, the building provides fine facilities that an organization can use for large and commodious meetings of a specific or general nature.

The Lindsay Thomas, Jr., PhD, Multipurpose Complex Ground Breaking was on 23 November 2016, a little under three years ago. The architectural masterpiece was developed by Arch. Charles Misiani of Achera Architects Ltd in collaboration with Veksons Ltd Construction and the AUA administration.

DSC 1368Indeed, as Pr. Phipps sang on the Sabbath during the weekend, “To God Be The Glory” for the things He has done. 

For more information about this facility and educational programs at AUA see their website:

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