Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Media, Arts, and Communication by the school’s Interim Council.
The astute academic was appointed by the Council at its 6th Regular Meeting on November 30, 2022.
His appointment will take effect on December 1, 2022, according to a statement from the Public Affairs Directorate.
The University of Media, Arts, and Communication is the first public university established by an Act of Parliament (Act 1059) which merges three specialized institutions comprising the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), and National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI).
Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, is an astute academic with a solid leadership track record spanning over two-decades of teaching and management in Ghanaian and foreign universities. His expertise is in Marketing, Communication, Crisis Communication, and Public Relations. Before his appointment, he was the Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism and was instrumental in turning around the fortunes of the Institute into an enviable specialized institution in the training of journalists, public relations practitioners as well as other professionals in media and communication industry.
Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo is currently the Chairman of Vice Chancellors Ghana.
Other members of the team include Dr. Janetta Sika Akoto, Acting Registrar, Mr. Francis Obeng, Acting Director of Finance, Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah, Acting Rector (GIJ), Dr. Samuel A. Nai Rector (NAFTI) and Dr. Sampson Fenuku, Acting Rector (GIL)
The Interim Council has decided that the North Dzorwulu Campus of UniMAC – GIJ, shall be the physical location and address of the new university.