UPSA appoints two new Pro-Vice-Chancellors to lead Academic and Research efforts

The Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has appointed two distinguished senior faculty members as Pro-Vice-Chancellors of the university.

They are Professor Emmanuel Selase Asamoah, who has been named Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and Professor Samuel Antwi, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge Transfer.

Both appointments will take effect on January 1, 2025.

According to a communiqué signed by the Registrar of UPSA, Mrs Lorraine Gyan, the decision was taken at a Special Council meeting held on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Professor Emmanuel Selase Asamoah is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies. He will oversee all matters pertaining to the university’s academic programmes and student life.

Professor Samuel Antwi makes history as the first person to hold the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

In this role, he will spearhead the University’s efforts to expand its research footprint and foster innovative partnerships.

His appointment marks a transition from his current role as the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, a position he has held since January, 2023.

Since the announcement was made, several staff and student unions have extended their congratulatory messages to the two distinguished professors.

“Their wealth of experience and commitment to academic excellence will be invaluable as we work to elevate UPSA to new heights,” a statement from the UPSA branch of the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG) said.

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