The Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual, has been appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba (UEW).
The Governing Council of the UEW, at its meeting of August 1, 2023, settled on Prof. Mitchual to lead UEW as Vice-Chancellor from October 1, 2023. He succeeds Prof. Mawuko Avoke.
The Governing Council, Management, staff and students of AAMUSTED, highly commend Prof. Mitchual for the milestone achieved and wish him successful term as the Vice-Chancellor of one of Ghana’s leading universities.
Prof. Mitchual comes to this elevated office with about 20 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience in tertiary-level education. The Professor of Wood Science and
Technology is a highly enthusiastic, adaptive, hardworking, diplomatic, visionary, and a fast-learning person with a proven ability to improve working environments to achieve set goals. He seamlessly boxed up two crucial portfolios at AAMUSTED as Ag. Pro Vice-Chancellor and Ag. Dean of Graduate Studies from September 2022.
That was similar to the times in his illustrious career at AAMUSTED when he was concurrently the Dean for Graduate Studies and the Dean for the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Mathematics Education (FASME). He has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Technical Education (FTE), Vice-Dean of Student Affairs, Head of the Department of Construction and Wood Technology Education, and Examinations Officer.
He is a Management Level Member of the Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants (CIAMC). He holds a Ph.D. in Wood Science and Technology, an M.Sc. in Wood Technology and Management, and a B.Sc. in Agriculture Engineering, all from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast.
He belongs to various professional associations, including the Society of Wood Science and Technology, USA; American Society for Precision Engineering, USA; the Ghana Science Association and the University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG).
He is also an avid academic writer with nearly two scores of publications in peer-reviewed journals and books and numerous conference and seminar papers and memoranda.
He has been a reviewer for about 12 international journals, reviewed over 17 research articles for international journals, examined 25 postgraduate research works, and supervised 12 postgraduate theses.