This past year has been a particularly challenging and transformative year for Kepler. Like all education organizations around the world, Kepler’s plans and operations were disrupted by the pandemic. I am extremely proud of how the team responded, navigating a series of major changes that have dramatically strengthened the organization.
I want to acknowledge and celebrate three major milestones. The first is that compared to many universities, and despite an ongoing pandemic with all its operational and financial implications, we were well placed to transition to remote learning given our existing emphasis on digital learning. As a result, student learning and employment outcomes have remained high, further cementing the relevance and success of our model. Second, Nathalie Munyampenda took the helm as CEO after two years of strong leadership from Dan Gwinnell who has transitioned on to the board. Nathalie’s leadership has been exceptional through the pandemic and other major shifts.
Finally, we moved Kepler from its original space to a beautiful, large campus in Kigali, requiring extensive renovations and lots of other logistical juggling from the team. We are excited to have students now back on campus. We are cautiously optimistic for 2021 and look forward to reaching new heights.