Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo Appointed to Act as Vice-Chancellor

The newly sworn-in University Council on Monday, 26th July, 2021, appointed Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo to act as Vice-Chancellor until a substantive appointment is made. Her appointment takes effect from 1st August, 2021.

Prof. Amfo takes over from Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu whose tenure of appointment as Vice-Chancellor ends on 31st July, 2021.

Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo is the Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Ghana. She is an experienced academic and university administrator, with close to twenty years of experience in higher education. She brings a lot of innovation, resourcefulness, and tact to her professional engagements.

Prior to her becoming Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA) in November 2019, Professor Amfo was founding Dean of the School of Languages (2014 – 2019). She previously served as the Head of the Department of Linguistics (2013 – 2014). She has participated in the governance of the University of Ghana through her service on several statutory and ad hoc boards and committees.

Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo’s MPhil (2001) and PhD (2007) degrees in Linguistics are from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. She holds a bachelor’s degree (French and Linguistics) from the University of Ghana. Professor Amfo has a post-graduate certificate in Administration and Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and has received additional training in higher education management and leadership from Harvard Business School, University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and INSEAD, France. She is a past student of Holy Child School (O’Level) and Archbishop Porter’s Girls Secondary School (A’Level).

Professor Amfo’s career in academia started in 2001 as a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics after her Master’s degree. In 2007, the same year she obtained her PhD degree, she was promoted Senior Lecturer. She became Associate Professor in 2011, and Professor in 2017. Professor Amfo’s research interests are in the linguistic sub-discipline of Pragmatics.

Congratulations on your appointment, we wish you well in your new role.


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