DVC Finance & Development

DVC (Finance & Development)

Prof. Beatrice Mugendi, Phd

Prof. Beatrice Mugendi has a diverse experience in management. Prior to joining university, she worked in the private sector for eight years at supervisory management level. Her career in the university started as a tutorial fellow at Kenyatta University (KU) in 2003 where she worked till 2012. She then joined Dedan Kimathi University of technology (DeKUT) where she served as a pioneer Director for the Institute of Food Bioresources Technology, Chairperson of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Dean of the school of graduate studies and research, Chairperson of many University Senate sub committees such as the Science and Technology Park development, Coffee processing and packaging Plant, Appointment and promotion, Technical and Vocational Education and Training upskilling for trainers and technicians, and many other University specific projects in her previous. She has demonstrated good academic leadership, research and consultancy ability through teaching and research, supervision of students at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, academic publishing in the area of food science and applied nutrition, reviewing of articles for publication in peer reviewed journals, organizing various workshops/seminars and conferences in the University. In addition, she has contributed to development MOUs that have benefited staff and students in the University through research and training at post graduate in Germany and at locally at certificate level in coffee Technology. She was part of the team that developed and packaged for the market two food products from the University.
She is a lead auditor in Quality management systems (QMS), well versed with ISO management systems and has worked in the private sector as a Quality Management Representative. She was a key member of the team that implemented QMS in KU (the first University in Kenya to be ISO 9001:2008 certified). She has gradually risen through the academic ranks of the University from Tutorial Fellow position to the current position as Associate Professor of food chemistry.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Message

Finance & Development

Welcome to Murang’a University of Technology (MUT) where we value creativity and innovativeness. The division of Finance and Development endeavors to provide a conducive learning environment to support the University mission of advancing knowledge and learning in Science and Technology through teaching, learning, consultancy, research and innovation for Socio-economic Development. The division of Finance and Development is mandated to manage finance and development activities at the university through development of policies, procedures and systems to achieve effective, efficient and sound financial management and development to ensure excellence in delivery of services to students, staff and relevant stakeholders. Over the last few years, the division has continued to offer financial support for growth and development in the following areas:

  • Development of infrastructure including Hostel, Tuition block, internal road network, completion of the library and refurbishment of the student Clinic. Works for two more Hostels are ongoing while the Science complex will be constructed this financial year.
  • Provision of equipment and materials for learning including acquisition of 41,000 volumes of library books, Work Study program for students, University research grant for innovations, students’ welfare including clubs and sports.
  • Provision of Internet Connectivity facilitating access to information
  • Acquisition of Enterprise Resource Planning software for student information management, Human resource, procurement and Finance management enabling accurate and timely processing of data further optimizing our processes and enhancing efficiency.
  • MUT is certified to ISO 9001:9008 Quality Management Systems with work procedures in place in all departments for increased efficiency leading to improved customer satisfaction. The University QMS is in transition from ISO 9001 version 2008 to 2015
  • Community service and linkages where students connect to the community
  • The University has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Murang’a level five Hospital for comprehensive health care.
  • Development and Marketing of new programs.

Once more, welcome to MUT and take a challenge from the University motto “Innovation for Prosperity.”