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Prof. Simon Kibet KIPCHUMBA

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Registrar ( Administration and Human Resource)
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Administration and Human Resource
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Prof. Simon Kibet Kipchumba is currently the Registrar Administration & Human Resource in the University. Prof. Kipchumba holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Moi University, Masters in Business Administration from Egerton University , Kenya and a PhD in Educational Economics and Management from Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

Prior to joining Kabarak University, Prof. Kipchumba served as the Head of Business Administration Department at Egerton University.

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

June, 2015: Ph.D. Educational Economics and Management - Nanjing Agricultural University, China

2007: Masters in Business Administration - Egerton University, Kenya

2001: Bachelor of Business Management - Moi University, Kenya

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Human Resource Management, Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Performance Management, Hr Planning, Talents management, Organizational Theories, labour economics, Management of higher education, Business Communication, International Business

WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2019 to Date: Registrar Administration & Human Resource, Kabarak University

April 2018 - August 2019: Senior Lecturer, Egerton University

November 2013 - March 2018: Lecturer, Egerton University

May 2011 - November 2013: Assistant Lecturer - Egerton University

August 2009 - April 2011: Assistant Lecturer – Narok University College

May 2007 - July 2009: Assistant Registrar (Admin & HR) – Kabarak University

April 2005 - April 2007: Senior Administrative Assistant (Admin & HR), Kabarak University

May 2002 - March 2005: Administrative Assistant ( Admin & HR), Kabarak University

 

Academic Administrative Appointments

September 2017-August 2019: Appointed as Head of Business Administration Department, Egerton University

May, 2017: Appointed Expert Developer/Reviewer in Business Management Programme for Distance Learning Programme, Egerton University.

April, 2017: Appointed as the Programme Academic Leader for Bachelor of Business Management, for a period of 3yrs, Egerton University.

March 2017-Date: Appointed as Consultant in Certified Strategic Management and Leadership, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

March, 2017: Appointed as a Facilitator for Certification of Human Resource Practitioners, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)

February, 2017: Appointed as a Coordinator, Post Graduate Programme, Faculty of Commerce, Egerton University

September, 2016: Appointed as a Member and the Chairperson of the Review Panel for Bachelor of Human Resource Management by Namibia National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Secretariat at Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek.

April, 2016: Nominated a reviewer distant learning E-Content Materials for Management Courses, Egerton University

November 2015 and April 2016: Acting COD, Department of Business Administration, Egerton University

October,2015: Appointed Co-ordinator for PhD Programme, Faculty of Commerce, Egerton University

December 2014-April 2014: The development strategy of High-level Agriculture University (Project number: B-a/2013/01/003). Finance by higher education planning office of Jiangsu province-China

July, 2012: Member, Faculty of commerce Research team ,Egerton University, develop a concept paper on solutions to perennial hunger in Kenya; A business perspective on Economic empowerment for sustainable development among the Pastoralist community in Turkana

August, 2011: Appointed a member of the Credit transfer policy for Faculty of Commerce Egerton University.

October-December 2011: Ag. Examination Officer, Department of Business Administration. Egerton University.

October 2009- April 2010: Co-ordinator Post graduate Programmes, Narok University College

October 2007

November 2009: Appointed a member of the committee developing Research Policy, Narok University College

 

OTHER SOCIAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Talk Show on Matters Human Resource, MBCI TV. July, 2021
  • Board of Management, Kiplombe Secondary School- Chairman. 2017 to date
  • Patron, Kabarak University Red cross Chapter, February 2022 – to date
  • Member Kiplombe Professional Association- Youth Mentor and chair Education Department
  • Elder, AIC Morgisis, Koibatek.
  • Talk Show on Educational Matters, KASS TV.
  • Founder and First president for Africa-China Business and Trade Association of African Students in China. Jiangsu.
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Performance Management, Management of Higher Education, Knowledge Management, Talents Management

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS PUBLICATION

  1. 2021: Corporate Strategy in a rapidly changing world, Utafiti Foundation. ISBN: 978-9966-26-242-4. Dr. Simon Kibet Kipchumba, Joseph Denis Wamoto. 2021
  2. 2019: Government Funding of Public Universities in Kenya, Utafiti Foundation. ISBN: 978-9966-26-188-5. Dr. Simon Kibet Kipchumba. 2019

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. Dr. Simon Kipchumba (2022), Path to World Class University. The African Perspective. Editon Consortium Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies (ECJAHSS). ISSN: 2663-8525

  2. Mwamba Nathan Mugambi, Dr. Stella Muhanji, Dr. Simon Kipchumba (2021), Path to World Class University. The African Perspective. Editon Consortium Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies (ECJAHSS). ISSN:

  3. Dr. Simon Kipchumba (2021), Challenges, Responses and Prospects for Post COVID-19 Higher Education Management. Edition Consortium Journal of Business and Management studies (ECJBMS). ISSN: 2664-9470. DIO: https://dio.org/10.51317/ecjbms.v3i1.305.

  4. Isaac M. Ole Sopia, Dr. Simon K. Kipchumba and Prof. Ronald K. Chepkilot, (2021). Human Resource Strategy Evaluation and Performance in Higher Education: An Empirical Study of Selected Universities in Kenya. Journal of International Business and Management (JIBM) 4(10): 01-23 (2021). Print ISSN: 2616-5163, Online ISSN: 2616-4655.

  5. Paul Kipkemoi Komen, Dr. Simon Kibet Kipchumba (2021). Strategic direction, Core Competencies and Human Capital on Performance of Public Secondary Schools. The International Journal of Business and Management. ISSN: 2321- 8916

  6. Leonard N. Kiragu, Dr. Dinah J. Kipkebut, Dr. Simon K. Kipchumba (2021). Effect of Employee Biographical Characteristics and Perceived Organizational Support on Academic Staff Retention. European Journal of Business and Management. ISSN: 2222-1905 (paper), ISSN: 2222-2839(online).

  7. Leonard N. Kiragu, Dr. Dinah J. Kipkebut, Dr. Simon K. Kipchumba (2020). Effect of Employee Demographic Characteristics and talent Management practices on Academic staff retention. International Journal of Business Management & Finance 3(2): 305-325, 2020. ISSN: 2616-1818

  8. Damaris Areri,   Dr. Geoffrey Kamau, Dr. Simon K. Kipchumba (2020). Strategic Innovation and Growth of Public Universities in Kenya. IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM). e-ISSN: 2278-487X, p-ISSN:2319-7668.

  9. Damaris Areri, Dr. Geoffrey Kamau , Dr. Simon Kipchumba. (2020).Influence of Diversification, Innovation on Revenue Streams Sources of Public Universities in Kenya. . International Journal of Business and Management. ISSN 2321-8916

  10. Changwony Jepkorir Purity, Dr. Maina Waiganjo, Dr. Simon K. Kipchumba. (2019). Evaluation of Selected Internship Factors on mastery of soft skills among interns: Evidence from Nakuru County Government, Kenya. World Journal of Innovative Research (WJIR). ISSN: 2454-8236

  11. Josphine Inyangala, Prof Fred Keraro and Dr.Simon Kipchumba, (2019), Relation between Career Path Progression and administrative staff job satisfaction in chartered public Universities. International Journal of Management Studies, ISSN 2231-2528.

  12. Josphine Inyangala, Prof Fred Keraro and Dr.Simon Kipchumba, (2019), The Mediating Effect of Job Security on Career Management Practices and Administrative staff Job Satisfaction In Chartered Public Universities. International Journal of Business Management, ISSN 2581-3889.

  13. Dr. Simon Kipchumba, (2019), African perspective of the challenges and prospects of Massification of Higher Education. Edition Consortium Journal of Curriculum and Educational Studies. ISSN 2663-9319.

  14. Peter Ibrae Molu, Dr. Simon Kibet Kipchumba, (2018), Assessment of How to Use Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) System Affect Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Employees Performance. Scholars Journal of Economics, Business and Management (SJEBM). e-ISSN: 2348-5302, p-ISSN: 2348-8875.

  15. Joshua K.Ruto and Simon Kipchumba, (2018), Effects of Porters Generic Competetive Strategies on Organizational Performance: A case of non life insurance campanies in Eldoret Town, Kenya. ISSN 2547-24523 VOL 1
  16. Jeffy K. Rono and Simon Kibet Kipchumba, (2017), Influence of recruitment and Selection Practices on Disputes in Public Universities in Kenya. Research Journals in Human a resource Management, ISSN 2347-825X .VOL 5.
  17. Paul Tuitoek, Simon Kipchumba, Joel Koima and Benard Asienyo, (2015), Effect of Board Composition and Structure on Performance of Kenya Football Premium League International Journal of Innovations and Applied Studies, ISSN 2028-9324 vol No. 20 No 2 May,2017 PP 526-538 
  18. Paul Tuitoek, Simon Kipchumba, Joel Koima and Benard Asienyo, (2015), Effect of Corporate Reporting and Leadership on Performance of Kenya Football Premium League International Journal of Innovations and Applied Studies, ISSN 2028-9324 vol No. 20 No 2 May,2017 PP 539-550 
  19. Viola Tallam and Dr. Simon Kipchumba (2016), Effect of Business-to-Business E-Strategy on the Performance of Commercial Banks in Eldoret,Kenya. The International Journal of Business and Management, ISSN 2321-8916, October Volume 4 Issue 10
  20. Zachary Kisengo and Simon Kipchumba (2015), Impact of Structure Related Firm Characteristics on Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Nakuru,Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research, ISSN 2319-7064, June Volume 5 issue 6, 
  21. Jane M. Agufana, Dr.Simon Kipchumba and Amos Ayuo, (2015), Effect of Flexibility in work arrangements Programmes on Job Satisfaction of Nurses in Public Hospitals in Nakuru Town. Nakuru County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies, ISSN 2319-9725, November Vol 14 issue 11,
  22. Daniel Nyantika, Simon Kipchumba, Daniel Auka and BenardAsienyo, (2015), Effect of Selected Motivational Factors on the Job Satisfaction of Civil Servants within Government Devolved Functions in Nakuru County. International Journal of Innovations and Applied Studies, ISSN 2028-9324 vol No. 12 No 1 July 2015 PP 287-299
  23. Zhimin Liu, Simon Kibet Kipchumba and LU Liu, (2015), Paths for World Class Universities in Agricultural Science, Higher Education. Springer, ISSN 0018-1560 DOI 10.1007/S10734-015-9891-9
  24. Simon Kibet Kipchumba and Liu Zhimin, (2014), An Assessmenton Determinants of Government Public Universities Funding in Kenya,Education Research Journal Vol. 4(7): 79-89, December 2014 Available
  25. John Kariuki Wainaina1, Simon Kipchumba and Henry kombo,(2014). A study on effect of co-worker and student- teacher Relationship on teachers’ organizational commitment in Public Secondary Schools: A Case of Nakuru North District, Kenya.
  26. Lucy Komen Birir, Henry Kombo, Simon Kipchumba (2014). Effect of turnaround strategies on performance of Public corporations in Kenya. Journal: International Journal Of Management & Information Technology,
  27. Cheraisi. L, Kipchumba. S. K, Ayuo. A. (2014). A study on the Effect of Motivational Strategies on Organization Performance: A Case Study of Public Universities in Nakuru County, Kenya, Journal: International Journal Of Management & Information Technology, Vol . 10, No 3, ISSN 2278-5612.
  28. Kipchumba S. K, Liuzhimin and R.K Chelagat (2013). Journal of International Education and Leadership Volume 3 Issue 2 Summer 2013, A Study on the Sources of Resources and Capacity Building in Resource Mobilization: Case of Chartered Universities in Nakuru Town, Kenya.  ISSN: 2161-7252.
  29. Liu Zhimin, Kipchumba S. K. and Chelagat R. K. (2013), Education Research Journal 3(5); pp. 106- 120, May 2013 A study on the role of strategic policy on resource mobilization and the influencing factors: A case of chartered private universities within Nakuru town, Kenya. Available online at ISSN: 2026 – 6332 ©2013 International Research Journals  
  30. Olekulet J.L, Auka, D. and Kipchumba S. K. (2013), Effects of Relational Social Capital on Customer Loyalty, An assessment of commercial Banks in Nakuru Municipality. Kenya.LAP, Lambert Academic Publishing Company. ISBN-978-3-659-34808-2
  31. Fwaya, E. O, Kipchumba S. K. (2012) Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) practices and performance of hotels in Kenya. Business and Management Research Journal vol,1(3) pp 72-83
  32. Muindi.F, Wangara C.S, Kipchumba S. K. (2012), The effectiveness of Trade Unions Leadership and the factors influencing the leadership effectiveness. African Journal of Business and Management ISBN 978-9966-1570-1-0
  33. Kipchumba, S. K, Chepkuto, S, Magutu P, (2010). Knowledge Management as a source of sustainable competitive advantage, a comparative assessment of Egerton University farms and private farms in Nakuru. Journal of Business Management, ISSN: 2079-410X
  34. Kipchumba, S.K, Njenje D. A, Nyaoga R.B. & Chepkilot, R. (2010) Promoting industrial peace and management within the labour unions through training and development of the union officials, an assessment of Kenya Power and Lightening Company’s Trade Unions. African Journal of Business & Management (ISNN 2074-410X) vol. 1.
  35. Nyaoga, R., Kipchumba S. K. (2010) An assessment of performance appraisal systems in private Universities in Kenya. Journal of Business Management, ISSN 2080

PAPERS UNDER CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. 12th to 14th October 2011, presented a paper on relationship between Firm's capital structure and Dividend payout: Companies listed in (NSE) at the 1st  Annual Kabarak International conference
  2. 25th to 26th August 2011, presented a paper on Creating a Learning Organization through Developing a reading culture among Employees at AIBUMA 2011 conference at KICC Nairobi

 

CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

27th September, 2021: Challenges, Responses, and Prospects for Post COVID-19 Higher Education Management in Kenya. Kabarak International Conference.

Nov 5th 2014: Presented a proposal on foreign student life in china and the need to improve stipend, at the 2014 Chinese government scholarship, PhD student seminar, Nanjing South East University, China.

19th-23th September, 2014.: World Agriculture Prize Award Conference, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

July 5th -7th July 2014: Presented a paper on Effect of Student Enrolment on university Outputs, Is the gap widening? At the Jiangsu annual conference of Higher Educational economics and Management, Nanjing University, China. Won First Prize award.

11th May 2021: E-Learning Training Seminar

14th Nov,2018: Facilitated Training Workshop on the Role of HR professionals in strategy formulation and execution; a partnership between IHRM,CENTRAL RIFT and AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS ASSSOCIATION.

22nd May,2017: Workshop on Containing Unrest in Schools in Baringo County at Kapropita Girls, Ministry of Education, Kenya.

24th -27th  April,2017: Sensitization workshop on Infrastructure grants for Secondary Schools for 100% Transition at Machakos Girls, Ministry of Education. Kenya.

July 2012: Research funding Proposal writing, Egerton University

April, 2012: Pedagogical skills training for effective teaching, Egerton University.

July 2008: Re-engineering Kabarak University after ,after Charter award , Naivasha Morendat Workshop for senior  and middle level Managers,

August, 2008: Participated in the development of data collection instrument for Education Management Information System for Higher Education at Utalii Hotel, Nairobi. The sponsor was the Ministry of Education and Commission of Higher Education.

October,2007: Fleet Management Seminar, Organized by Automobile Association of Kenya, Nairobi

August 2007: Positioning the HR & OD Professionals to address the challenges of  emerging regional and global markets, Kenya Institute of Management

May 2005: Job evaluation and performance management, organized by Kenya Institute of Management.

HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

2022, Ongoing

Perception of University Students on Uptake of Insurance Products in Kenya, Survey of Universities in Nakuru County. Collaboration research with University of Lincoln. UK

Funding Proposal of 15,000 pounds submitted to UNESCO.

 

Dec 2014-April 2014

The development strategy of High-level Agriculture University (Project number: B-a/2013/01/003).

Financed by higher education planning office of Jiangsu province-China

Amount : 200,000 Rmb

 

 

RECOGNITION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • June 2015: Recognition as the Founding Member and First President for The Africa-China Business and Trade Association of African Students in China (JIANGSU)
  • June 2015: Recognized by Nanjing Agricultural University for volunteering in editing conference materials and journal manuscripts for Nanjing Agricultural University President, Academy of Science and Higher Education Management Discipline
  • June 2015: Recognized for satisfactory performance in tutoring masters and undergraduate students in Higher Education Management Discipline, Nanjing University, China.
  • 5th – 7th July 2014: Presented a paper on Effects of Student Enrolment on University Outputs, Is the Gap Widening? At the Jiangsu Annual Conference of Higher Educational Economics and Management, Nanjing University, China. Won First Prize Award
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
Masters Level:
  1. Paul Kipkemoi Komen: Effect of Strategic Direction, Core Competence and Human Capital on Performance of Public Secondary Schools. Egerton University, MBA.
  2. Purity Changwony: Evaluation of Selected Internship factors on mastery of soft skills among interns in Nakuru County Government, Kenya. Kabarak University, MBA. Graduated in December, 2019
  3. Peter Ibrae Molu: Effect of Electoral Information Communication Technologies on Employees performance. Egerton University. MHRM. Graduated in December, 2018
  4. Melanie Nyambura Muhoho: Workplace Safety Management Practices on Employee Performance in Power Transmission Companies in Kenya. Egerton University. MSc. HRM. Graduated in December, 2018
  5. William Kurere: Strategic Leadership components on organization performance. Egerton University. Graduated in December, 2018
  6. Mary Wambui Kathombe: Reward Management Strategies on Employee performance in Selected Universities in Nakuru County. Egerton University. MHRM - Graduated in December, 2018
  7. Joseph Kipyego Ruto: Analysis of Porters generic model as a tool of leverage organizational performance. MBA. Graduated in December, 2018
  8. Tallam Viola Chepkoech: Effect of E-business Strategy on the Performance of Commercial Banks in Eldoret, Kenya. MBA. Graduated in December 2016
  9. Jane Makungu Agufana: Effect of Work Life Balance programs on Job Satisfaction of Nurses in Public Hospitals in Kenya. MHRM. Graduated in December, 2015
  10. Linet Cheraisi: Effect of Selected Human Capital Strategies on Organizational Performance, Co-supervised by Mr. Amos Ayuo. MBA. Graduated in December 2015
  11. Rono Jeffy Kipsang: Effects of Human Resource Management Practices on Industrial Disputes in Public Universities in Kenya, Co-supervised by Josephine Rotich. MHRM. Graduated in December 2015
  12. Nyantika Daniel: Effects of Selected Motivational Factors on Job Satisfaction, Co-supervised by Dr. Daniel Auka MHRM. Graduated in December 2015
  13. Vincent Kipngetich: Effects of Service Quality on Organizational Performance in Kenyan Universities, Co-supervised by Dr. Dinah Kipkebut. MBA. Graduated in December 2014
  14. Elizabeth Wanjiru Ngigi: Effects of Demographic Characteristics and Organizational Climate on Employee Job Satisfaction, Co-supervised by Dr. Dinah Kipkebut. MBA. Graduated in June 2014
  15. Komen Lucy Birir: Effect of Turnaround Strategies on Performance of Public Corporations in Kenya, Co-supervised by Dr. Henry Kombo. MBA. Graduated in December 2014
  16. Zachary Muhindi Kisengo: Effects of Firm Characteristics on Performance of The Microfinance Sector in Nakuru, Kenya, Co-supervised by Dr. Henry Kombo. MBA. Graduated in December 2014
  17. Winfred Musangi Mulinge: Knowledge Management Strategies and Their Contribution To Small and Medium Enterprises Sales Growth, Co-supervised by Prof. Patience Mushenga. MBA. Graduated in December 2013
  18. John Kariuki Wainaina: Effect of Work Environment on Teachers’ Organizational Commitment in Public Secondary Schools in Nakuru North District, Kenya. Egerton University. MHRM. Graduated in December 2013
PhD Level:
  1. Nathan Mugambi Mwamba: Service Tipping as a competitive Advantage Strategy for performance of Hotels in Kenya: A Balanced Score Card Perspective. Kabarak University. Graduated in 17th December 2021
  2. Leonard Ngero Kiragu: Talent Management Practices, perceived Organizational Support and Retention of Academic Staff in Universities. Egerton University. Graduated in 17th December 2021
  3. Inyangala Josphine: Influence of selected career Management Practices on Job satisfaction. Mediation effect of Job Security among admin staff in chartered Public Universities. Egerton University. Graduated in 31st July, 2020.
  4. Damaris Areri: Influence of Strategic Innovations on Revenue Streams of Public Universities. Kabarak University. Successfully defended Thesis. Awaiting Graduation
  5. Isaac M. Ole Sopia: Moderation of Top Management Support on the Relationship between Human Resource Strategy Evaluation and Performance. Kabarak University. Successfully defended Thesis. Awaiting Graduation
  6. Dave Bowen: High Commitment Work Practices, Psychological Contracts and Turnover Intention of Public Secondary School Teachers in Nakuru County. Kenya. At examination Stage
MEMBERSHIP / ASSOCIATION
  • Member, Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). Membership No. 05115
  • Associate Member, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
  • Member, African-China Business and Trade Association of African Students in China (JIANGSU)
  • Member, Kenya Universities quality Assurance Network

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