Michael Boit graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a minor in Biology. Michael Boit competed for the country of Kenya in the 1972 München Olympics where we won bronze for the 800 meter run. Michael has continued to pursue a long and lasting career in education. He explained, "Eastern New Mexico University enabled and empowered me to achieve a great career in sports, as well as milestone of success beyond imagination."
After graduating from Eastern, Michael attended Stanford University. There he earned two master's degrees in Physical Education and Curriculum Design and Evaluation. He continued his education at the University of Oregon, where he earned his doctorate in Curriculum Instruction and Sports Administration. Once Michael earned his doctorate, he moved back to Kenya to start his family. He became the Chairman of Physical Education and Games at Kenyatta University in 1988 and stayed in that position until 1990. While working for the university, the government of Kenya appointed Boit the Commissioner of Sports, for the entirety of Kenya; he held that position from 1990-1997.
When Boit was returning to work at Kenyatta University, he was involved in a road accident and was hospitalized for six months. He used a wheelchair for the first two years of his recovery until he was able to make a full recovery in 2001. Boit said, "I no longer enjoy the luxury of running, but I can walk very fast, can drive long distances and I can afford to stand almost all day". After his accident he began working at Kenyatta University again helping to start a program called the Kenya Scholar Access Project (KenSAP). KenSAP is program designed to help students in Kenya get into Ivy League Colleges.
"I am planning for more philanthropic engagements and I still have very ambitious projects" explains Boit. Michael plans on retiring for Kenyatta University soon; however that doesn't mean he will slow down. Michael Boit has continued to pursue education and help others in achieving high education.