The UGMC Board

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo is the Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) at the University of Ghana.  She is an experienced academic and university administrator, with twenty years of experience in the higher education sector. She brings a lot of innovation, resourcefulness, and tact to her professional engagements, and is adept at change management. As Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA), she brought significant technological innovation to impact the University’s academic and administrative processes.  Professor Amfo is a professor of Linguistics and obtained her PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has a post-graduate certificate in Administration and Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and has received additional training in higher education management and leadership from Harvard Business School, University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and INSEAD, France.
Professor Amfo has acquired extensive multi-cultural experience through various professional engagements in twenty countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia. She is the Chair of the Interim Executive Committee of the African Humanities Association (AHA), an off shoot of the African Humanities Program. She is Co-founder and the Acting President of the African Pragmatics Association. Professor Amfo is a fellow of the African Humanities Program of the American Council of Learned Societies, German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), Commonwealth Professionals Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the prestigious International Women’s Forum Leadership Program. Her Board membership include the Coalition of People Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence & Harmful Practices (COPASH), UG-HFC Limited, the World Universities Network.