When you join ALU, you don’t just join a university, you become a part of a community of lifelong learners. At ALU, learning extends beyond the classroom. Whether you’re rehearsing a play for our annual ArtsFest or leading our soccer team on the field during an ALU Alive #Move session, or even preparing to take center stage to host one of our community gatherings, there’s an opportunity to develop yourself and have fun at the same time!
Our mission is to empower students to co-design robust and quality programs centered around student support and development, to maintain a safe and well-run campus, and to provide spaces for engagement and positive culture building.
ALU Student Life Departmental vision is to enable our students to embark on a holistic journey throughout which they are able to own their development and growth towards becoming well-rounded leaders at ALU and beyond.
The ALU Rwanda Team
Community and Culture Lead
Kevin has a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and has been working at ALU for the past four years. In this time, he has worked across a diverse range of functions, from student recruitment to teaching. In his current role, he oversees the programming of most community events and is very keen on the celebration of creative and cultural diversity at ALU.
Isaac Nkusi Z
Student Life Coach
Isaac has a BA in Psychology and certifications in training and digital money. He is an avid student of financial literacy and soft skills in general. As a coach in the Student Life Team, his role focuses on the upskilling of the student body particularly when working against tasks or within teams. This role also requires close collaboration with student wellness, buttressing psychoeducation with practical skills & tools that help learners apply what they learn from Student Life. Isaac is also a current MBA – Leadership student with ALUSB.
Student Life Counselor
Tasha has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from United States International University – Africa and over 3 years experience providing psychosocial support to diverse groups of people. As a Student Life Counselor, she promotes psychological and emotional wellness in our community through counseling students and supporting other program offerings of the Student Life team.
Imboni Geraldine Zirimwabagabo
Student Wellness Manager
Imboni has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Andrews University and over 4 years of experience in counseling prevention and intervention techniques. As Student Wellness Manager she supervises all wellness services to ensure that holistic wellness is promoted on our campus and students are supported throughout their ALU journey.
Annick La Reine Shimwa
Student Life Coordinator
Annick La Reine holds a BA (hons) in Business Management from the African Leadership College, in Mauritius. Her day-to-day work involves helping staff in need of study-interns and students in need of study-internships. Additionally, she responds to residential students’ emergencies, facilitates/creates fun activities and projects for both campus and residential students. Also, an ardent enthusiast of the arts; she spends her free time with artsy students with an interest in poetry, scriptwriting, and performing arts.
The ALC Mauritius Team
Student Wellness Counselor
Osaretin has an MSc in Developmental Psychology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She believes that adolescents and young adults in Africa need to be listened to, and she is passionate about being available to them.
Her role as Student Wellness Counsellor includes managing peer counselors to be relatable with their community, thereby offering a safe space for people to let go of their emotional, academic and varied stressors.
Immigration Support Associate
Joshila holds an MBA with specialization in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management from the University of Technology, Mauritius. Joshila has served as the Protocol Officer with the United States Government for 10 years and has 7 years of experience working with the Government of Mauritius. As the Immigration Support Associate her mission is to facilitate international students’ admittance to ALC Mauritius, to advance the quality of immigration support processes, provide quality delivery of service, ultimately to enhance both the students’ experience and the relationship with regulators.
Joshila ensures university compliance with applicable student immigration-related regulations while facilitating the legal entry and transition of international students.
Student Affairs Lead
With a BSc in International Business and Accounting from Villanova University, Pennsylvania, Amayo has pivoted from her traditional business background to design and run the residential programme as well as create community experiences at the ALC campus.