KNUST appoints new Vice Chancellor

Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso
Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso

The Council of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso as new Vice Chancellor.

Prof Obiri-Danso takes over from Prof William Otoo Ellis, whose tenure which began in 2010 ends in July.

Prof Obiri-Danso’s four-year tenure is expected to begin August 1, 2016 and end July 31, 2020.

He is currently a Provost of the College of Science of KNUST and teaches at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology.

Prof. Obiri-Danso had his primary and secondary education at St. Anthony’s Preparatory, Aburi Salem and Swedru Secondary School respectively.

He obtained his B.Sc degree from the KNUST and a PhD from Lancaster University in the UK.

Prof. Obiri-Danso is a leading academic with considerable experience in general education, international relations and outreach services delivery.

He has vast institutional management experience, research management experience and boardroom skills, university teaching, collaborative research, and headship/membership of high profile boards, committees and teams among which are member of the Academic Board of KNUST, member of the Executive Committee of KNUST, member of KNUST’s Colleges of Science and Health Sciences Appointments and Promotions Committees and Member of KNUST’s Undergraduate Admissions Committee.

He is also a member of KNUST’s Central Disciplinary Committee and Chairman of the Committee of Hall Administrators.

He is also the Hall Master of Independence Hall.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh

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