Hon. Prof. Margaret Kobia is a seasoned administrator with a wealth of experience in public administration and gender issues. The mantle of Chancellorship at St. Paul's University was passed on to her by Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia in October 2018. Prior to her appointment as Chancellor, Prof. Kobia held several leadership roles in reputable local and international organizations as well as the national Government as Cabinet Secretary, and received various awards owing to her exemplary service. Locally she was awarded the Order of Grand Warrior (OGW) and First Class Order of Chief of Burning Spear (CBS) by the President of the Republic of Kenya in 2007 and 2009, respectively. In 2016, she received the highest Head of State Honours of Moran of Golden Heart (MGH) for her strong excellent leadership in public service.

Prof. Kobia is a Full Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and holds a PhD Degree in Human Resource Education of the University of Illinois, M.Ed. of Kenyatta University and B.Ed. of the University of Nairobi. Her research interests are in Public Sector Management, Governance and Performance Management Training. She also supervises research projects conducted by PhD students.