Brief HistoryMarch 16, 2021 2023-01-25 9:16
A brief journey through our history...
History was made in September 1978 when the first classes were held in what was then known as Pan Africa Christian College. Originally founded as a Bible College, the University was built on the site of the former Lumumba Institute (Current Thika Road Campus), along Lumumba Drive, Roysambu.
The following were the Principals of the College:
1. Dr. Ken Birch (1977-1978)
2. Dr. Jim Richards (1979)
3. Dr. Paul Kohls (1980-1989)
4. Dr. Wilf Hildebrandt (1989-2004)
5. Dr. Kirk Kauffeldt (2004-2010)
With the changes in the Higher Education sector in Kenya, the College grew to a point where it was Chartered as a Private University by the late President Mwai Kibaki in February 2008. With the Charter came the change in name to Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University.
The first Vice Chancellor was Dr. Kirk Kauffeldt, while the first Chancellor was Bishop Emeritus Boniface Adoyo. Dr. Kirk was succeeded by Prof. Nguru, while Bishop Adoyo was succeeded by Bishop Dr. David Oginde.
The current Vice Chancellor is Prof. Margaret J. Muthwii, while the incumbent Chancellor is Bishop Calisto Odede, the Presiding Bishop of CITAM.
Over the years, the University has grown on many fronts including academic programs, student population, faculty size, research, and many other areas. Currently, there are four Schools, nine teaching Departments, and thirty-seven academic programs on offer.
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Our two campuses are in Nairobi. Thika Road Campus (Main Campus) is located along Lumumba Drive, Roysambu, while Valley Road Campus is within CITAM Valley Road premises along Valley Road, Nairobi.