Nairobi, 09 January, 2020 / 9:42 am (ACI Africa).
A Kenyan-born Professor of Accounting who was appointed last month to head Tangaza University College (TUC), the Nairobi-based Catholic Institution of higher learning, officially took office Wednesday, January 8 at an event witnessed by thousands of stakeholders, including students, faculty, members of TUC Consortium Trust (TCT), Board of Trustee, among others.
Speaking at the Wednesday morning event, Prof. David Wang’ombe who becomes the first-ever lay person at the helm of TUC, an affiliate College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to lead the institution.
“I receive with gratitude this symbol of the Tangaza University College Educating Community,” Prof. Wang’ombe said while receiving the mace of power and added, “I am mindful that with it, I receive the fruit of the faith, love, dedication and professional expertise of generations of students, educators, sponsors and indeed the leadership of this College over the last 33 years.”
“It is with great humility that I accept the challenge of being the Vice-Chancellor Designate of Tangaza University College,” he said and described his appointment to the office as signaling “the great hope you have in me to steer this esteemed University College to the greatest heights.”
Plans are underway to have TUC, established in 1986, as a fully-fledged university and the appointment of Prof. Wang’ombe, previously Dean of the School of Management and Commerce at Strathmore University, is meant to facilitate the process of acquiring the University Charter from the Kenyan government under the Universities Act 2012.