Her name is Professor Florida Amakobe Karani. She was appointed in 2008 as the Chancellor of Maseno University hence making history as Kenya's first ever female Chancellor of a public university.Before that, Prof Florida had worked as a Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs at the University of Nairobi, a position she held from 1994 to 2004. She started her career as a lecturer in 1969 and over the years rose through the ranks to attain the position of associate professor of educational communications and technology in 1988.
She later went on to become a full professor of education in 1996. She was also the founding Dean of the Faculty of External Studies.Florida Karani is an accomplished author and presenter with several peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations to her name. On the international arena, she has been involved in training of trainers for the UN Economic Commission for Africa and UNICEF.
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