You are here

Mike Kenyanya

Mike Kenyanya

Professional title

Student Body President


Mishael "Mike" Kenyanya was born in Nairobi, Kenya, the youngest of five siblings. Mike moved to the United States when he was 5 years old and his family settled in Maple Grove in 2004. Mike attended Maple Grove Senior High School, where he played football and rugby, before graduating in 2015. He then decided to stay in Minnesota and continue his education at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he served as their Student Government's Freshman President. In that role, he led an initiative to partner with Enterprise, bringing vehicles to campus for students without transportation to use. Mike started his on-campus job during his first year working in the College of Liberal Arts Tech Department and has continued to work there for the past four years.

During his second year, Mike was appointed to serve as the Representative to the Board of Regents, serving as the Vice-Chair and advocated for mental health resources across the system. He also worked as a Resident Advisor working closely with first-year students. He was elected as Student Body President in 2017 and re-elected in 2018. He will be graduating from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics with a BBA in Management Information Systems and a minor in African & African American Studies. He has had internship experience at Ernst & Young and Accenture. Mike plans to work in the Twin Cities area for a few years before enrolling in either the Carlson School of Management or the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Outside of the classroom and the office, he can be found, watching or playing basketball, hiking, taking pictures or hanging out with friends. 

Image of the panel at the 2018 UMD Entrepreneurship Conference

Twitter | LinkedIn |Instagram

Work samples