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General News of Friday, 21 March 2014

Source: University of Professional Studies

University of Professional Studies gets first chancellor

The Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), at its 54th Regular meeting on Wednesday, 5th March, 2014, unanimously voted to appoint His Royal Majesty, Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, known in private life as Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher, the SUAPOLOR of the Se (Shai) Traditional Area, as the First Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

He is an Author, Historian and Television Personality, International Advisor and an Invited Guest Lecturer and Expert Panelist in institutions of Higher Learning around the world.

The appointment follows the unanimous recommendation of a Search Committee, the Executive Committee and the Academic Board of the University.

Chancellor-designate Nene Adamtey I, is the Executive Chairman of Fletcher Holdings Ltd., Ghana, Fletcher International Services, LLC, USA/Ghana, Royal One Company, Ghana and Asia Hong Kong Holdings in Hong Kong. He is the Board Chairman of FirstBanc Financial Services, Ghana.

Dr. Fletcher is the Former Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Africa. He is the Founder and Chairman of Integrity Business Network in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, Visionary Founder of Life International, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Life Community Services, Inc. He is also the Former Chairman, TV3 Network, Ghana. Nene Adamtey still serves as an advisor and mentor to global leaders, addressing life and leadership issues.

Dr. Fletcher currently oversees Life for Africa, Inc, a non-profit humanitarian organization contributing to the betterment of Africa via the four components of health care improvement, educational assistance, economic empowerment and community/social development. To date, Life for Africa has allocated resources to various African nations, including textbooks and academic supplies, medical equipment and supplies, ambulances and pharmaceuticals. He also oversees operations of Life Community Services, Inc, assisting the elderly, engaging in mass distribution of food and clothing and provision of transportation. He networks with other agencies similar in focus, providing consultation, staff support and funding where necessary.

His Royal Majesty, Drolor Bosso Adamtey I partnered with major technology firms to bring investment to Ghana and West Africa in the areas of infrastructure, technology, training and educational opportunities. In this partnership, he hosted an African Technology Conference in July, 2008 in Accra. He has recruited distinguished world known technologists, scientists, and engineers to provide expertise and leadership for technology-related projects to include developing hi-tech parks in West Africa. Nene Adamtey has partnered with U.S. universities with the aim of enhancing global education in Ghana and Africa. His global education initiative commenced on June 25, 2007 where students from North Carolina Central University and Duke University participated in a summer foreign exchange programme in Accra.

Dr. Fletcher holds academic qualifications precisely, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology and a Master of Theology. He has demonstrated a deep commitment to academic excellence, educational access, economic development and community outreach. He brings to UPSA an impressive record of extensive academic, administrative and leadership experience to lead Ghana’s Business Professional University, which blends Scholarship with Professionalism.