Ngondi Kamatuka

Ngondi Kamatuka
  • Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Executive Director for Diversity and Equity

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall


Dr. Ngondi Kamatuka is the new director of the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs in the Achievement and Assessment Institute. He has been with the University of Kansas since 1987 and has served as academic services coordinator for the Upward Bound program and interim director for the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service. Kamatuka holds a master's and doctoral degree in higher education from KU and a bachelor's degree in education from Tabor College. He taught in the KU School of Education for 15 years. He has served as president of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP), and he also served as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Council for Opportunity in Education. Currently, he is serving as advisor to a Science in Society Catalyst Grant funded by the University of Liverpool European Commission. The grant provides for projects at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia; the Children's University and the ZOOM Children's Museum in Vienna, Austria; and the University of Tubingen in Tubingen, Germany. Kamatuka is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the KU Unclassified Employee of the Year, the KU School of Education Achievement Award for Professional Staff and the KU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator.

Selected Publications

(2017). The Ovaherero/Nama Genocide: A Case for an Apology and Reparations. In European Scientific Journal.

Kamatuka, Palgrave, Macmillan, & Atherton, G. (2016). Marching in the Rain: The TRIO Programme and the Civil Rights Legacy in the United States. In Access to Higher Education, Understanding Global Inequalities.

(1999). Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments. In The Career Development Quarterly (Vol. 47, Issue 3).

(1987). A Nambian Perspective of the Future of Education in Nambia: An Analysis of Current Thought from North America. In International Microforms.

Selected Presentations

Kamatuka, N. (12/31/2017). The Ovaherero Nama Genocide. 3rd Pan-American Interdisciplinary Conference, PIC 2017. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kamatuka, N. (12/31/2016). Connecting your Program to Current Campus Priorities. Making Equity and Inclusion Real: College Access and Success. Council in Opportunity in Education's 35th Annual Conference. San Diego, CA

Kamatuka, N. (12/31/2016). Pre-Conference Presentation: Combining Your Colors to Make the Perfect Board. Council for Opportunity in Education's 35th Annual Conference. San Diego, CA

Kamatuka, N. (12/31/2016). Roundtable. The GEAR UP 7th Year GEAR UP Conference. New York, NY

Awards & Honors

University of Kansas Re-Accreditation Review Committee
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
2014 - 2015

Grants & Other Funded Activity

GEAR UP Highland Park High School Cluster. (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2021). Other. Status: Not Funded

College Assistance Migrant Program. (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020). Other. Status: Not Funded

GEAR UP Harmon Cluster. (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018). Other. Status: Not Funded

GEAR UP Washington Cluster. (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018). Other. Status: Not Funded

College Access Challenge Grants, Kansas Board of Regents. (1/1/2008 - 12/31/2015)