Prof. Noah O. Midamba, PhD
Professor of Defense & Foreign Policy
Prof. Noah O. Midamba became KCA University’s second Vice Chancellor in May, 2010. As KCA University Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Midamba oversees the one of the largest and quality private business and technology university systems in Kenya. KCA University’s four campuses in Kenya provides undergraduate, graduates and professional programs to more than 15,000 students. He formerly served as a Vice President, Kent State University and Chief International Officer Youngstown State University.
Prof. Midamba is well respected internationally for his scholarship in the field of Foreign, Defence and Diversity studies. Prior to coming to KCA University, he was Senior Partner and CEO of the International Education and Consulting Services (IESC) an International company based in Cleveland Ohio, USA.
Prof. Midamba published widely on multinational corporations, foreign and defence policy, public and private partnership policy, total quality management, diversity and international student recruitment strategies. He holds a PhD in Defence and Foreign Policy (1985) and a Master in International Relations (1981) from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, a Master of Public Policy (1978) and a Bachelor of Business Administration (1976) from the University of Puget Sound, College of Business and Public Administration and Associate of Arts and Sciences in Business (1976) from Tacoma Community College USA. He is known in the United States as a passionate educator, an award winning teacher with 30 years of University teaching and administrative experiences.
Prof. Midamba received numerous international, national and higher education awards including The World Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Award in recognition for his outstanding contribution to Education (2014) in Mumbai India; Award for outstanding contribution to Education presented by the African Leadership (2014); US Congressional Award for his role in settlement of the 2008 Kenyan Political Dispute, American Council of Education Fellows (ACE) (2004); “Who is who among Africans in United States (2005) and Who is Who in Kenya (2010-2011)”. He was appointed by Governor Robert Taft of Ohio in 2002 to represent all State Public Higher Education Institutions as a member of the Governor’s Minority Business Council and was a former member of the US David Bowan National Security Committee. Prof. Midamba served as an Intern for the late Senator Ted Kennedy and taught at Colorado Air force Academy, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College, University of Denver, University of Colorado at Griley, Kent State University and Youngstown State University.
Prof. Midamba was recently appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Education to be a member of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service Board. He was also appointed by the Kenyan Minister of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs as a member of the National Steering Committee on the Policy, Legislation and Institutional Framework for the National Values System for Kenya. He was later appointed the Chairman of the Expert Review Panel on the Draft Policy, Legislation, and Institutional Framework for the National Values System for Kenya and co-Chairman for the National Committee on Values and Principles of Public Service.
Prof. Midamba is an active member of numerous organizations including the Social Enterprise World Forum, Executive Committee of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations, International Association of Educators for World peace, College Consortium for International Studies, the Big Brothers and Big Sister Organization, the Rotary Club of Nairobi and the Caux Round Table International. In keeping with the KCA University’s support of national, regional economic development, Prof. Midamba is an active member of the Consortium of Private Universities in Kenya, member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa, Chairman of Samburu Girls Foundation and Member of African Mental Health Research and Training Foundation.
The Vice Chancellor and his wife Dr. Fatuma Midamba who specialized in internal medicine and wound care in Cleveland, Ohio have four children. Mrs. Midamba completed her medical fellowship at the World re-known Cleveland Clinic Ohio.