UPSA’s first female registrar retires after years of distinguished service

The Registrar of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Dr Koryoe Anim-Wright, has announced her retirement after years of meritorious service to the University.

Her retirement took effect on April 1, 2024. She will be succeeded by UPSA alumna, Mrs Lorraine Gyan, who until her recent appointment was the Director of Administration.

Dr Anim-Wright, a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of management experience in higher education, assumed the role of registrar in August 2020, becoming the first woman to hold the position since the university’s establishment in 1965.

Prior to her appointment, she held the position of Dean of UPSA’s Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC).

Over the years, she has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of UPSA, contributing to its reputation as a leading centre of higher education.

Her unwavering commitment to academic excellence and diligence, combined with her visionary approach, has led to the streamlining of administrative processes, innovative student services, and the implementation of several forward-looking policies.

Dr Anim-Wright has also been an influential advocate for gender equality and diversity, championing initiatives aimed at supporting and uplifting women in academia.

She has been the recipient of several local and international honours throughout her career in recognition of her achievements and contribution to educational development.

Notable amongst her numerous awards are the Most Outstanding Pioneer to Higher Education in West Africa Award at the 2024 Global SHE Achievers Awards and the 2023 Meritorious Service Award by the UPSA Governing Council.

Several members of the UPSA community have extended their warmest wishes to Dr Anim-Wright as she embarks on a new chapter of her life.

“Her contributions will forever be celebrated, and her impact will be felt for years to come, leaving an indelible legacy at UPSA,” said Mrs. Lorraine Gyan, the newly appointed registrar of UPSA.

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