The vision, mission, and strategic focus of the Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) have inspired me in fundamental ways and continue to inform my own vision and priorities for the University.
Following are some vital areas that guide the University’s focus and help it strive towards success.
In addition, it embraces a broad research and consultancy agenda hinged on strategic and collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders. Our partners include, but are not limited to, other educational institutions – both national and international; government agencies; the private sector; non-governmental agencies; civil society; and community-based organizations – among others. The objectives of our partnerships are to serve society and to impact the world. Stakeholder Values.
The University’s primary goal is to become a globally recognized institution that is responsive to global challenges at the local level – thinking globally while acting locally. The University will deploy its resources in identifying and responding to the social, economic, and cultural challenges affecting the quality of life in local and world communities through education, training, research, and service. Strategic Focus.
On Research – Towards achieving the goals of responding to social, economic, and cultural challenges, GLUK will maintain its focus on the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through research, through which it will enrich the educational experiences of its students and the academic goals of its faculty.
On Partnerships – GLUK will continue to pursue collaboration with its alumni, the local business community, local and national governments, development agencies, and other educational institutions – among other stakeholders.
On Accountability – GLUK will continue the culture of administrative efficiency that fosters integrity through prudent use of resources.
To become a nationally and globally competitive research university as measured by some of the world’s most credible evaluators;
To produce a student profile consistent with the world’s competitive private research university by creating and maintaining an environment conducive to student success;
The University will strive towards fulfilling local, national, and regional workforce needs as it also endeavours to become the primary engine for social, economic, cultural, and intellectual development;
Resource Competitiveness – In recognition of resources as the key driver of success, GLUK will continually strive to build a strong resource base that will enable it to accomplish its stated mission and strategic objectives and to realize its vision.
Prof. Hazel Miseda Mumbo