Colleagues, Partners and Friends of the ALC
I write on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the ALC to share this transition note from the Board Chair. The note contains information on the transition process that began at the Centre recently. After serving for seven years at the Centre (five years as Deputy Director and two years this June 2016 as Director), I have requested the Board to allow me to transition out as Director of the Centre and resume my full time teaching obligations at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. The ALC was founded in Nairobi as a joint initiative between King’s College London and University of Nairobi. Indeed, the two institutions will be strengthening their partnership in 2016.
The Board considered and approved my request to leave the position of Director. It also put in place a transition process that will culminate in the appointment of a new ALC Director in April 2016 while I proceed on leave. The attached letter from the Chair of the Board frames the context of the process and indicates the commitment of the Board to ensure that this will be a smooth and successful process geared towards enhancing the standing of the ALC. On my part, I will continue to serve the ALC in different capacities, primary among these capacities will be as faculty on the Fellowship programme and also as member of the Board of Trustees. The Board has committed to keep all ALC partners fully updated on the transition process. On my own behalf, I want to thank you very much for supporting me during my term at the ALC. We all look forward to introducing to you the new ALC Director when the position is filled.
Dr. Godwin R. Murunga