Prof Harrison Kwame Dapaah is new University of Energy Vice-Chancellor
The Governing Council of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has appointed Professor Harrison Kwame Dapaah, a 55 year old agricultural scientist as the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University for a four-year term.
A press release signed by Mr. Andrews Kwasi Boateng, Registrar of the University and copied the Ghana News Agency said the Council, chaired by Prof. John Sefa Kwadwo Ayim, made the appointment at its fourth special meeting on Friday in Sunyani.
The appointment of Prof. Dapaah His appointment takes effect from Monday August 1, 2016.
Prof. Dapaah, a product of the University of Ghana, takes over from Prof. Mrs. Esi Awuah, the foundation VC who has been in that position since September 2012 when the University commenced operations.
Until his appointment, he was the Principal of the College of Agriculture, University of Education, Winneba.
The newly-appointed VC began his career as an Assistant Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Crop Research Institute (CRI), Kumasi in 1988 and rose steadily through the ranks, becoming Research Scientist in 1993, Senior Research Scientist in 2001 and Principal Research Scientist in 2005, the release said.
Prof. Dapaah in 1992, won the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) scholarship, tenable at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada where he obtained Master of Science (Crop Science) degree and attained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agronomy/Crop Physiology under the New Zealand Official Development Assistance (NZODA) scholarship at the Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.
“He joined the University of Education, Winneba in 2008 as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Education and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and Professor in 2010 and 2014 respectively” the statement said.
The new VC who is married with three children, has considerable experience in management, research and development, and has published extensively, having over 50 refereed journals to his credit and has coordinated multi-institutional and multi-country projects including the World Bank sponsored West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP).