Professor Japheth Chesire Kiptoon holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) from University of East Africa and MSc and PhD from the University of Nairobi. He retired as Professor of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the Department of Clinical Studies, University of Nairobi. Prof. Kiptoon supervised 2 PhD and 5 Masters Students’ projects to completion and published 35 peer-reviewed scientific papers. In 2013, Professor Kiptoon was appointed Chancellor of Karatina University. Previously he served as Chancellor, Maseno University and later Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology. He also served as Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Administration and Finance) – Egerton University (1987-1992), Vice Chancellor –Egerton University (1992-2000) and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Government of Kenya (2000-2003). He was Chairman, Department of Clinical Studies from1981 to 1987 and Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi from 1985 to1987.