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Professor Puplampu appointed Vice-Chancellor of Central University

Accra, June 19, GNA – The
University Council of Central University has appointed Professor Bill Buenar
Puplampu as Vice-Chancellor of the University for a five-year term.

The appointment took
effect from June 1, 2017.

A statement signed by
Reverend Tetteh Djangmah, Head of Public Relations Directorate of the
University and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said Prof Puplampu
takes over from Professor Kwesi Yankah, who resigned early this year to take up
appointment as a Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education.

The statement said a
Search Committee constituted by the University Council and chaired by Justice
Sophia Akuffo, recommended Professor Puplampu as the most suitable candidate to
lead the University into the future adding that Professor Puplampu eminently
distinguished himself throughout the search process.

Prof Puplampu, until
the appointment was the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He had
earlier served as Dean of the Central Business School from 2010 to September 2015,
and also as Acting Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs
between December 2014 and December 2015.

Prior to joining
Central University, Prof Puplampu was the Head of Department of Organisation
and Human Resource Management at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS)
and Chair of the UGBS EMBA programme.

The new
Vice-Chancellor is an academic and a practising Chartered Psychologist (British
Psychological Society and International Association of Applied Psychology) with
over 20 years of experience in business education, organisational consulting,
university teaching and research.

His research interests
are in the areas of Employee Motivation, Leadership, Work Values,
Organisational Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Prof Puplampu was a
product of the Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon, holds a PhD in
Organisational Behaviour from the University of East London (1993); MSc
Occupational and Organisational Psychology from the Polytechnic of East London
(1990) and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana.

He is also a graduate
of the German Academic Exchange Service Deans’ Course for Africa programme on
Higher Education Management.

Central University
currently has over 8000 students pursing 20 undergraduate and seven graduate
programmes with campuses in Miotso, Mateheko and Kumasi. Central University
became a fully-fledged university in January 2016 following the receipt of the
Presidential Charter. 

GNA

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