The Ashesi Community is growing and to meet the demands of our operations, the university is happy to welcome new additions to its community in various departments.
Afua Serwa Addae as of February 1, 2008 will serve Ashesi as Admissions Officer. Serwa will work with the rest of the Admissions team to recruit some of the brightest students for Ashesi.
Nina Chachu joins Ashesi as Head Librarian. Prior to joining the Ashesi team, Nina worked as a Librarian and the Manager of the British Council’s Learning Center. She will work with a library planning team and she will be responsible for strategic planning, resource allocation, and the formulation of library priorities, goals, and policies.
Emmanuel Kodzi joins Ashesi's faculty as Assistant Professor. He holds a PhD from Purdue University, an MSc from the University of Science and Technology (Ghana) and the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany), and an MBA from the University of Ghana. He is the 2006 recipient of the Swain Award for leadership, academic achievement and potential for success in a wood products manufacturing environment. Dr Kodzi has served in various managerial capacities in the private sector. He has actively supported national efforts to develop the wood products industry and contributed to enhancing educational attainment through the HND program in Ghana. In the US, he provided product development consulting, and supported the USDA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program as a reviewer. Dr. Kodzi brings a diverse background to strengthen the Business Department of Ashesi University.
Lebene Ledi returns to Ashesi Assistant Director of Career Services, effective February 4th, 2008. Lebene will work in the areas of community service, alumni with regards to careers, training and workshops and employer relations! We are glad to have her back.
Last year, a new department was created to enable us bridge the gap between the community and our alumni. To spearhead this department’s efforts will be Ashesi’s first Alumni Relations Officer, Sarah Mills, Class of 2007.
Eli Tetteh joined Ashesi in January 2008 as the Writing Centre Officer. He regularly receives rave recommendations from both students and faculty for his contributions in the Writing Centre. Eli serves a a Teaching Assistant with Prof. Yetunde Ogundipe.
Prof. Nii Yartey has joined Ashesi as Artist in Residence. Prior to joining Ashesi's faculty, Prof. Nii Yartey taught at the University of Ghana, and served as Director of the Ghana Dance Ensemble and the National Dance Company. He is the founder of the much acclaimed Noyam Dance Ensemble. Prof. Yartey has published several articles on contemporary African dance and served as a visiting professor at Swarthmore College’s Dance School. Prof. Yartey was also behind the very different yet beautiful cultural pageantry performed at the opening ceremony of the Ghana CAN 2008 as well as those of 2002 and 2004.