Clementine Mukeshimana Msengi, EdD, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of  Arts degree (1999) in health promotion and a Master of Arts degree (2001) in community and public health. She received a Doctor of Education degree (2012) in educational leadership from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, thereafter teaching as a visiting professor at Lamar University.

Dr. Msengi received the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Outstanding American by Choice Award (2006) and was a recipient of the Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship (2003). She has been recognized for her work, receiving such awards as the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Leadership  Award (21012), the Iowa Character Award (2007), the Dan Chavez Beyond Horizon Award (2007) and the UNI Human Rights Award (2001). She also was the inaugural Lamar University Faculty Mentor of the Year (2018). 

She represented the Global Health Corps (1998-99) in Tiberias, Israel (1998-99) as an international health educator and in St. Lucia, West Indies, as a cross cultural educator. She has been a productive scholar by sharing her expertise nationally and internationally with 24 peer-reviewed publications, 95 presentations, chaired or co-chaired 26 dissertations and served on 62 dissertation committees.

Dr. Clementine Mukeshimana Msengi has served the profession of public health with great distinction.