About the Department

The department of Human Resource, Tourism and Hospitality Management was inaugurated in 2013 to manage and coordinate the teaching of all human resource and project management disciplines in the University and also tourism and hospitality management courses. The department is headed by Dr. Janet Wagude, who holds a PhD in Project Planning and Management (University of Nairobi) supported by a team of well qualified lecturers. The lecturers are:

Prof Jared Ongonga : He is an associate professor and holds a PhD degree in Entrepreneurship from Dr. BAM University.

Dr. Jonathan Omollo : He is a senior lecturer and holds a PhD in Human Resource Management (Maseno University). He also heads the welfare section of the department. 

Mr. Dennis Okemwa: He holds a Master degree in Business Administration (Kenyatta University).

Ms. Pleasure Chebus: She holds a Master of Tourism Management (Moi University).  She also a committee member of the welfare section of the department. 

Mr. Patrick Kwoba : He holds a Master of Tourism Management (Moi University). He is the departmental timetabling coordinator.

Mr. Joseph Musyoki : He holds a Master of Hotel and Hospitality Management (Moi University). He is currently the departmental exams coordinator.

Mr. Stephen Momanyi : He holds a Master of Tourism Management (Moi University). 

Mr. Wycliffe Robbie : He holds a Master of Business Management. 

Mr. Cliffee Ogaga : He holds a master  degree.

Ms. Julie Bett : She holds a Master of Business Management, Strategic Option (Rongo University). 

These staff work with a team of competitively contracted part-time lecturers in implementing   the department’s academic programmes.

Staff Profile

20190509_115050Name:Dr.Janet A. Wagude
Position/Designation: Lecturer/Head of Department
Contacts: 072260065/0787600653 wagudejanet1@gmail.com

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Untitled-1Name: Prof. Jared Opiyo Ongong’a
Designation: Associate Professor
Contact:  Phone 0721407530

Email: jaredongonga@yahoo.com, jongonga@ruc.ac.ke

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Patrick KwobaName: Patrick Kwoba Olubulyera

Position/Designation: Lecturer

Phone and Email – 0770154334, pkwoba@rongovarsity.ac.ke

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Dr. OmoloName: Rev.Dr Jonathan W. Omolo

Position: Senior Lecturer

Contacts: ecodss@yahoo.com,jonathanomolo@gmail.com

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Name: Robby Wyckliffe

Designation: Tutorial Fellow

Contacts: robirowa@gmail.com or wrobby@rongovarsity.ac.ke Cell Phone No. 0723515858

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Name: Bett .C. Julie

Position/Designation: Tutorial Fellow

Contacts: Phone 0739661623

Email: Jchepkoech@rongovarsity.ac.ke

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Courses in the department

The department offers courses from Certificate to Postgraduate listed hereunder:

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management

Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Science in Project Planning and Management

Bachelor of Tourism Management

Bachelor of Hotel and Hospitality Management

Diploma Courses

Diploma in Human Resource Management

Diploma in Project Planning and Management

Diploma in Tourism Management

Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management

Certificate Courses

Certificate in Hotel and Hospitality Management

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Certificate in Tourism Management

Certificate in Project Management

Ongoing Research

Research and Publications

Research and Publications

Lecturers from the department have the following publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences proceedings  to their credit:

Kwoba, P., Rop, J. J., & Wagude, J. (2018). Students’ Choice of Higher Tourism Education at Moi University, Eldoret. 1st Rongo University International Multidisciplinary Research Conference, 5th-9th March, 2018. Rongo, Kenya.

Kwoba, P., Chebus, P.J., & Rop, J. J. (2016, October). Income Dependency and Community’s Attitudes towards Cultural Tourism in Kenya: An Explanatory Approach from Kogelo. International Journal of Research in Management and Social Sciences, 2(1), 67-72.