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The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) marked an historic event on April 26 and 27, 2016, when Dr. Delbert W. Baker was consecrated and installed as the second Vice Chancellor of the University with the theme ‘Onward and Upward’.

During the ceremony, the three symbols of authority—the University Charter, Seal and Mace were presented by both Dr. Ella Simmons, Chair, AUA Council and General Vice President of the General Conference of SDA; and Dr. Blasious Ruguri, Chancellor, AUA and President, East-Central Africa Division to Dr. Baker to publicly affirm his Vice Chancellorship.

In his remarks, Dr. Baker powerfully shared his vision by re-defining ‘AUA’ as ‘Attitude Unstoppable for Advancement’; ‘Atmosphere Unplugged for Academic Achievement’, and ‘Adventures Under the Almighty’.

As Dr. Baker assumes the vice-chancellery, three powerful ideas motivate his leadership style: “the transforming power of service, the tremendous potential of people, and the transcendent providence of being centered in God’s will.  He is committed to personal development, lifelong learning and he has a strong work ethic.”

Among the dignitaries who witnessed the memorable ceremony were government representatives, Church leaders from the General Conference of SDA, the University Chancellor, Council Chair and members, Divisions officers, Presidents and Directors from the various Seventh-day Adventist Church Fields, Unions and fields, Vice Chancellors from sister universities, and other stakeholders.

Dr. Baker is happily married to Susan (Lee) and they have three adult children. Susan holds a doctorate degree in Science and has had a notable career in physical therapy, administration and education. Dr. Baker comes to AUA with a sense of its proud history and potential for service to Africa, the Adventist Church and to the lives of its students, faculty and staff. He is confident that through the collaborative efforts of AUA faculty and staff, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the Kenyan government, we will move AUA ‘onward and upward’ in developing moral leaders by the rich blessing of God.

To God be the glory!

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