The Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has appointed Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), as the University’s Chancellor.
A statement issued by the UPSA, made available to the Ghana News Agency, said Dr Sarpong’s appointment was communicated to the University Community in a circular dated January 24, 2022, and signed by the Registrar, Dr Koryoe Anim-Wright.
The decision was taken at the 82nd Meeting of the UPSA Governing Council held on Thursday, December 9, 2021.
“In filling the Chancellor role, the criteria and processes delineated in Section 14 of the University of Professional Studies Accra Act, ACT 850 and Section 5.0 of the Statutes, were diligently followed,” the circular said.
“In addition to the criteria stated in the Act and Statutes, the University also considered a personality that shares the University’s values, vision, goals, and ambitions and possesses an affinity for its work [and] recognises and celebrates the importance of higher education, has a distinguished public servant/service record; and possesses proven fundraising skills and international connections.”
The Governing Council further considered other qualities like the ability to promote the university and its achievements regionally, nationally, and internationally, as well as a proven mentorship and passion for social responsibility and community service and an excellent academic profile.
“We congratulate Dr Sarpong on his appointment and proudly welcome him as UPSA’s Chancellor.”
A formal installation ceremony would be held in the coming months, it said.