Participate in the appointment of the Chancellor in accordance with Schedule I
Discuss and state its opinion upon any matter within the sphere of competence of the University;
Elect from amongst its members an Executive Committee and develop a constitution, functions and duties which shall be prescribed by regulations promulgated by the Council after consultation with the Alumni Association.
The Alumni Association shall consist of all persons whose names appear on the alumni association roll to be compiled and kept by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (AA).
All graduates of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology shall be entitled to have their names entered on the Alumni Association Roll.
The Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Academic staff, including for this purpose, Honorary Professors and Lecturers, the University Librarian, the Registrars and the Finance Officer shall be ex-officio members of the alumni association and shall be entitled to have their names entered on the Alumni Association Roll.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) shall provide the Secretariat for the Alumni Association and shall keep the Roll thereof. The Roll shall be conclusive evidence that any person whose name appears therein and claiming to vote as a member of the Alumni Association is entitled. The names of new graduates shall be considered to be automatically included in the roll on conferment of the Degrees and award of Diplomas. Such automatic enrollment shall not, however, relieve the graduate of the duty of registering and updating address with the Secretariat.
There shall be a Chairperson of the Alumni Association who shall be elected by the convocation from amongst members during the annual meeting of the Alumni Association. The Chairperson shall hold office for a period of two (2) years. In the case of incapacity or resignation of the chairperson, the Secretariat shall take necessary steps to initiate the election of a successor to fill the vacancy for the unexpired period. No member shall be eligible to be elected Chairperson unless normally resident in Kenya.
It shall be the duty of the Secretariat to take steps for the holding annually of a meeting of the Alumni Association. Notices of such meetings shall be given two (2) months before the date of the meeting. Any member desiring to bring forward any business at such meeting shall forward to the secretariat setting forth in the form of motions the subject or subjects proposed for consideration thereafter. Such motions must be lodged with the secretariat at least four (4) weeks before the date of the meeting.
Notice of every meeting of the convocation, with a statement of the business to be brought before the meeting, shall be sent to each member at the last registered address at least fourteen (14) days before the date of the meeting.
The quorum and procedure of the Alumni Association shall be as prescribed in the rules made by the Alumni Association and approved by the Council.
A copy of all resolutions made by the Alumni Association meetings shall be duly certified by the Chairperson and sent to the Chairperson of Council and Chairperson of the Senate.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST)