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Prof. Ronald Kiprop CHEPKILOT

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Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance)
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SUMMARY

Prof. Ronald Kiprop Chepkilot serves as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration and Finance at Kabarak University. He has 25 years working experience in public and private universities in senior administrative and teaching positions.  He has also served in Central Government as an Administrative Officer.

He is currently a Professor of Human Resource Management at Kabarak Univesity. He holds a Doctorate  Degree in Human Resource Management from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa, a  Masters degree in Training & Development from University of Manchester U.K and Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a certificate in Management of Higher Education Institutions from Galilee International Management Institute in Israel.  He has published thirty three (33) articles in refereed journals and three (3) books on Human Resource Management. His main area of research is in performance management. He  was elected the Chairman of IHRM Nakuru Chapter and served from  May 2014 to April 2016.

He  has been a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management since 2009. He is also a member of the Human Resource Management Professional Examination Board.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2005: Doctorate Degree in Human Resources Management - Nelson Mandela University. South Africa

1995: Master of Education Degree in Training and Development - University of Manchester, United Kingdom

1990: Bachelors of Arts Degree (Honours) - University of Nairobi

WORK EXPERIENCE

1st June 2018 to Date: Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Administration and Finance)

14th May 2018  to Date: Senior Lecturer, Kabarak University

April 2013 to 13th May 2018: Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Kabarak University

15th December 2017 to 31st May 2018: Ag. Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Administration and  Finance), Kabarak University

15th October 2008 to 31st May 2018: Registrar (Administration and Human Resource), Kabarak University

April 2009 to April 2013: Senior Lecturer of Human Resource Management,  Egerton University

January 2006 to October 2008: Lecturer / Coordinator of Prgrammes: Nakuru Town Campus , Egerton University

May 2000 – February 2003: Assistant Registrar (Vice-Chancellor’s Office), Egerton University

August 1996 – May 2000: Ag. Assistant Registrar (Administration), Egerton University

April 1996 – August 1996:  Senior Administrative Assistant (Administration), Egerton University

March 1992 – April 1996: Administrative Assistant (Administration), Egerton University

2005 – 2007: Trainer of Trainers for Election officials (Rift-Valley), Electoral commission of Kenya

October 2002 – January 2003: Returning Officer , Electoral Commission of Kenya

October 1997 – January 1998: Returning Officer , Electoral Commission of Kenya (On short contract)

October 1992 – January 1993: Deputy Returning Officer,  Electoral Commission of Kenya (On short contract)

June 1991 – February 1992: Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Arid Semi Arid Areas and Wastelands

May 1990 –  May 1991: Administrative Assistant, Kenya Seed Company

October 1992 – January 1993: Untrained Teacher, Tenges Secondary School

January 1986 – June 1987: Senior Clerical Officer, Kenya Farmers Association

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Performance management, strategic planning, Motivation of  Employees

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Mugo, F and Chepkilot R.K.   An Evaluation the Effectiveness of HIV/AIDS  Work place Policy  in small and medium sized organization in Nakuru, Kenya African Management Development Review Journal. Volume 9: ISSN 08556 – 7786: August 2009.
  2. Kipchumba Simeon  Kibet, Doreen Atieno Njenje, Richard Bitange Nyaoga, & Ronald Chepkilot “ Promoting Industrial Peace And Management Within The Labour Unions Through Training And Development Of The Trade Union Officials”. Published  by African Journal of Business and Management. ISSN 2079-410X-). April 2010.
  3. C.J. Kiprop & R.K. Chepkilot “ Managing Discipline in Kenyan Schools: An Integrated Disciplinary Strategy Model Published by International Journal of Current Research. .(ISSN: 0975-833X).Vol. 3 Issue 11, pp 277-285,October, 2011
  4. Kiprop, C.J. & Chepkilot, R.KFactors Influencing Kenyan School Discipline In The Post-Caning Era Published by International Journal of Current Research. (ISSN: 0975-833X). Vol. 3 Issue 11, pp 270-276, October, 2011.
  5. Chepkilot , R.K. Development Of Motivational Strategies For Public Sector Workers In Kenya Doctoral Thesis published online by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; South Africa.    Available:  www.nmmu.ac.za/documents/theses/ChepkilotRK.pdf. Published 2005.
  6. Elijah Walubuka, Ronald K. Chepkilot &  Isaac Ochieng  “An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Safety Training Programs In Manufacturing Firms In Kenya: A Case Study Of Nakuru Municipality.” Published by International Journal of Research in management ISSN 2249- 5908 issue, Vol. 3(November-2011).
  7. Chepkilot, R.K. “Motivational Strategies for Public Sector Workers in Kenya”. Paper published by  International Journal of Research in management ISSN 2249- 5908, Issue 2, Vol.2 pp 71-86, March 2012.
  8. Naomi W. Kamunjeru,  Ronald Chepkilot & Isaac E. O. Ochieng “Analysis of Factors that Affect Teachers’Motivation in Secondary Schools: A Case of Nakuru Municipality, Rift Valley Province-Kenya” International Journal of Scientific Research. ISSN 2277-8179:.Volume:1 Issue 5 pp 43-51,October 2012
  9. Manyaisi, J., Kibas P. & Chepkilot R.K. “Effects of Organizational Support On Employee Performance In Public Universities In Kenya” Kabarak Journal Of Research And Innovation. ISSN 2305- 784X, Vol. 1: pp 30-50, October 2012.
  10. Odiyo W., Chepkilot & Ochieng  I., Achieving Strategic Fit Between Business And Human Resource Strategies In The Agricultural Sector. An Assessment Of Transnational Tea Firms In Kenya. International Journal of Research in Management. ISSN 2249- 5908, Issue 3, Vol. 1 pp. 1-18, January 2013.
  11. Odiyo W., Chepkilot, R. & Ochieng I.  Challenges to Implementation of Business Strategies: Implications on Business Sustainability of Transnational Tea Firms in Kenya European Journal of Business and Management : ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839: Vol.5, No.18. Published August 2013.
  12. Lopokoyit M. C. & Chepkilot R.K.  Graduate students’ perception of the design and Management of graduate programmes: A case study of Egerton UniversityPublished by the Journal of Educational and Social Research:ISSN 2239 – 978X (print);ISSN 2240-0524(online), Vol. 3, No.3 pp.79-88, September 2013
  13. Ngeno, W. , Amuhaya M.I., Kanali, C. & Chepklot R.K. The Role of Job characteristics on the Retention of Millennial Employees in Private Hospitals in the Counties of Kericho and Bomet, Kenya: Published by International Journal of Advance Research, ISSN 2320-5407, Volume 2, Issue 3, page 433- 440. Published March, 2014.
  14. Ngeno, W. , Amuhaya M.I., Kanali, C. & Chepklot R.K. The influence supervisor –employee relationship on retention of millennial employees in private hospitals in Bomet and Kericho counties, KenyaPublished by International Journal of Advance Research, ISSN 2320-5407, Volume 2, Issue 3 page 441- 447. Published March, 2014.
  15. Walubuka, E , Chepkilot R.K.,  Zakayo: Effectiveness of an Interview Process on Employees Performance of Kenyan Public Universities: International Journal in Research in Management, 2249- 5908: Issue 5,Volume 5: August- September 2015.
  16. Cherotich,C, Chepkilot R.K. & Muhanji Stella: Impact of Rewards  on Employee Behaviour; European Journal of Business and Management; ISSN 2222-1905(Paper) ISSN 2222-2839) (Online)  Vol. 7, No. 34, 2015.
  17. Tumwet Emily, Chepkilot Ronald, Kangogo Lawrence, “Effects of Incentives on employee performance in private Universities in Kenya: A case study of Kabarak University”. Kabarak Journal of Research and Innovation, ISSN 2305-784X. Vol. 3 No.2 (2015).
  18. Ogal J, Ochola J.N. Chepkilot R.K. & Kitetu J.J.; Relationship between Employment Factors which contribute to Teacher’s Job Satisfaction and Academic Persformance among Secondary Schools in Homa-Bay County, Kenya. Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation; Volume 3 Number 2, ISSN 2305- 784 (Print) ISN 2410-8383 (Online) November 2016.
  19. Elijah Walubuka, E , Chepkilot R.K.,  Zakayo, C: Effectiveness of job evaluation Practice on Employees Performance of Kenyan Public UniversitiesInternational Journal of Advanced Engineering and Management Research  Vol. 1 Issue 7 September 2016.
  20. Mwangulu, J.A., Otuya, R. , Chepkilot R.K., Koima J, : Effects Of Firm Level Characteristics On Marketing Effectiveness Among Micro And Small Enterprises In Kitui County – Kenya: International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF), volume II (4), 238 – 264. ISSN 2105 6008. July 2016.
  21. Mwangulu, J.A., Otuya, R. , Chepkilot R.KEffects of Firm Size on Marketing Effectiveness among Small and Micro Enterprsises in Kitui County- Kenya; The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies. (ISSN 2321-9203) Vol. 4 Issue 2. February 2016.
  22. Mwangulu, J.A., Otuya, R. , Chepkilot R.K. Effects of Human Resources on Marketing Effectiveness Amng Small and Micro Enterprises in Kitui – Kenya; International Journal of Marketing and Technology; ISSN:2249-1058, Volume 6 Issue 5- May 2016.
  23. Joyce K. Nyabuti, Ronald Chepkilot, and Charles Zakayo: Impact of Enhancing Human Resource Capabilities on Employee Performance in the Civil Service in Kenya; Journal of Management and Business Administration, VOL. 1 (I) 2016.
  24. Joyce K. Nyabuti, Ronald Chepkilot and Charles Zakayo: Influence of Organizational Culture on the Employee Performance in the Civil Service in Kenya African Research Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 4(1), 2017 ISSN (online): 2312-0134.
  25. Joseph W. Mwangi, Njenga Gitahi S., Ronald Chepkilot, Joel Koima: Effect of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s  Interventions on Job Satisfaction. A case of Nakuru County Government: International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management; Vol. V, Issue 8, August 2017. ISSN 2348N 0386 Pages 482-501.
  26. Joy Kelemba, Ronald Chepkilot and Charles Zakayo: Influence of Teamwork  on Employee Performance in public Service in Kenya. African Research Journa Of Education and Social Sciences, 4 (3), 2017, ISSN 2312-0134.
  27. Yatich K. Henry, Chepkilot R.K, Kalio A, Koima J. :  Re-thinking Energy efficient technology in sustaining competitive advantage among manufacturers in developing economies: International Journal for Economics, Commerce and Management; ISSN No. 2348-0386; Vol. V, Issue 11, November 2017
  28. Yatich K. Henry, Chepkilot R.K, Kalio A, Koima J : The effect of company energy management policies on attaining competitive advantage among manufacturing firms in kenya: a case of selected manufacturers in nairobi county
  29. Langat C.L, Otuya, R, Chepkilot R.K. Effect of External Branding Strategies on Students’ Choice of Post Graduate Programmes in Universities in Nakuru County, KenyaMara Research Journal of Business and Management Vol. 2, No. 1, Pages 47 – 62, ISSN: 2519-1381, September 2017.
  30. Langat C.L, Otuya, R, Chepkilot R.K.  Effect Of Internal Branding Strategies On Postgraduate Students’ Choice Of Universities In Nakuru County, Kenya; International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management,  ISSN 2348 0386, Vol. V, Issue 11, November 2017.
  31. Joy Kelemba, Ronald Chepkilot and Charles Zakayo; Effect of Personal Attributes on Employee Performance in Public Service in Kenya. Journal of Management and Administration ISSN 2519-0016, Vol 2, pg 19-27, November 2017.
  32. Chepkilot R.K. Analysis of The Significance of Empowering Employees in Organizations; International Journal of Recent Research Scientific Research;Vol.9. Issue, 3 p.p. 24957-24961, ISSN-0976-3031, March 2018.
  33. Chepkilot, Ronald K. Counseling Employees: An Idea Whose Time has Come; Internationals Journal Of Advanced Engineering and Management Research Vol. 3 Issue 2; pp. 121- 129, ISSN:2456-3676,  April.2018.
  34. Mutai A.K.,Chepkilot R.K, & Charles Z;  Effects of Selected Hygiene Factors on Job Satisfaction Among Teachers In Public Secondary Schools In Chepalungu Sub-County, Bomet County, Kenya; International Journal Of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. VI Issue II, ISSN 2348-0386, November 2018.
  35. Vincent Bosire Ochoi, Ronald Chepkilot & Charles Zakayo; Influence of Employee Rewards on Transfer of Skills from Training to the Workplace in Kenyan State Corporations; World Journal of Innovative Research (WJIR), ISSN:2454-8236, Volume 7, Issue-4, October 2019.
  36. Vincent Bosire Ochoi, Ronald Chepkilot & Charles Zakayo; Influence of Supervisor Support on Transfer of Supervisor Support on Transfer of Skills from Training to the Work Place in Kenyan State Corporations; International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, ISSN 2348-0386; Volume VII, Issue 10, October 2019.
  37. Linda Matelong, Ronald Chepkilot & John Kipkorir Tanui; Influence of Technological Change Management on Competitive Advantage of Tier 1 Commercial Banks in Nakuru, KenyaWorld Journal of Innovative Research (WJIR); ISSN: 2454-8236
  38. Gladys Jemutai Sondin, Ronald Chepkilot & Charles Zakayo; Influence of Competitive Strategies on Performance of Second Hand Vehicle Dealer Firms in Nakuru East Sub-County, Kenya; International Jounal of Business Management and Processes (IJBMP); ISSN 2616-3209; Volume 5. Issue No. 3 November, 2019.
  39. Philomon Kipkoech Chebii, Ronald Chepkilot & John Kipkorir Tanui; Influence of External Pressures on Competitiveness of Deposit Taking Sacco’s in Nakuru County, Kenya;World Journal of Innovative Research (WJIR); ISSN: 2454-8236, Volume 7, Issue, October 2019.
  40. Paul Kipterer Chumba, Ronald Chepkilot & John Kipkorir Tanui; Influence of Competitive Strategies on Firm Performance in the Telecommunication Industry: A Case Study of Telkom Kenya in Nakuru East Sub County; World Journal of Innovative Research (WJIR), ISSN: 2454-8236, Volume 7, Issue – 4 October 2019.
  41. Keter Samson Kipkirui, Ronald Chepkilot & John Kipkorir Tanui; Strategic Factors Influencing Transport and Distribution of Petroleum Products in Kenya: A Case Study of Kenya Pipeline Company: World Journal of Innovative Research (WJIR);ISSN: 2454-8236, Volume 7, Issue -4 October 2019.

Publication of Books:

  1. Chepkilot, R.K. Motivating the Public Service in Kenya: Book publication      by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH&  Co. KG ( Germany). 2014
  2. Ogal J, Ochola J.N., Chepkilot R.K. & Kitetu J.J.; Academic Performance in      Public Secondary Schools in Kenya:  A critical Review of Job Satisfaction    and Other Influential Factors: Utafiti Foundation 2017.
  3. Chepkilot R.K., A handbook on Management of Employee Performance in         Organizations: Utafiti Foundation 2018.

Published Book Chapter:

  1. Joy Kasandi, Ronald K. Chepkilot & Charles Zakayo: Managing Change in the Public Service in Kenyaa book chapter published in  Education and Development Perspectives in Africa. Chapter 5: ISBN:978-9966-015-67-9. 2013
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  1. Lopokoyit, M. & Chepkilot R.K.  “ Graduate students perception of quality of education at Egerton University”. Presented the paper during the 2008 Egerton University International conference on research. 
  2. Chepkilot R.K. “Counseling Employees: An Idea whose time has come in Kenya” Presented paper during 2007 Egerton University International conference.
  3. Manyaisi, J., Kibas P. & Chepkilot R.K.  “Effects of Organizational Support On Employee Performance In Public Universities In Kenya” Paper presented during the 1st  Annual Kabarak University International Research Conference; October 2011.
  4. Manyaisi, J., Kibas P. & Chepkilot R.K.  “Effects of Organizational Support On Employee Performance In Public Universities In Kenya” 4th Annual International Conference on research in higher education at Masinde Muliro University; June 2012.
  5. Kelemba, Joy Khasandi & Chepkilot Ronald: Service Quality and Customer Care in Public Sector in Kenya: Paper presented during the 2nd International Conference at Kabarak University: 16-18th 0ctober 2012
  6. Lopokoyit, M. & Chepkilot R.K. “ Graduate students perception of quality of education at Egerton University”. Presented the paper during Management University of Africa 4th International Conference on Industry and Higher Education Held from 24th -26th October 2012.
  7. Kipkemoi D.B., Maina W. M., Chepkilot R., Kipkebut D. and Chepchirchir A. B. Influence of Job Related Factors on Job Satisfaction Among Middle Level Managers in Public Secondary Schools in Rongai District, Kenya.”  Presented the paper during Management University of Africa 4th International Conference on Industry and Higher Education Held from 24th -26th October 2012.
  8. Tumwet Emily, Chepkilot Ronald, Kangogo Lawrence, “Effects of Incentives on employee performance in private Universities in Kenya: A case study of Kabarak University”. Paper presented during the 3rd  Annual Kabarak University International Research Conference; October 2013.
  9. Kelemba Joy Kasandi, Chepkilot Ronald, Zakayo Charles, “ The role of Governanace and Leadership in managing performance in public service in Kenya” Paper presented during the 3rd Annual Kabarak University International Research Conference; October 2013.

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