Prof. Abeiku Blankson is new AUCC President
The Board of Directors and Governing Council of the African University College of Communications (AUCC) has appointed Professor Isaac Abeiku Blankson as new President for the next five year term.
Professor Blankso takes over from Dr. Christopher Akwaa-Mensah whose term has ended.
Pro Vice Chancellor of Ghana Communication Technology University (GTUC), he rejoins AUCC where he used
to be Vice President, Academic.
He holds a PhD in Communication from Ohio University and has extensive
experience in programme and curricular development, media training and research, business communications,
public relations and strategic communications. Before relocating to Ghana, Professor Blankson was chairman
of the Department of Applied Communication Studies, University of Illinois, in the USA.
In Ghana, Professor Abeiku Blankson has served or chaired several panels of the National Accreditation Board
to review communication programmes for a number of universities, and currently chairs, since 2018, the Ghana
InnovationHub. For a period he was External Examiner for the School of Communication Studies,Universityof
Prof. Blankson has abnumber of publications to his credit.
“He is a great addition to AUCC’s next phase of reshaping its vision to serve a new technology-driven world
order”, says Mr. Kwesi Yankah, new Board Chairman of AUCC.
For Professor Blankson,‘leading AUCC to achieve the ultimate dream of the founder has been a pre-occupation
of mine, and Iam happy to finally be back to the university. The communication landscape hasvchanged
completely and we need a new direction to meet the gaping challenges.
AUCC, which was founded by Hon Kojo Yankah in 2002 with 60 Diploma students, now has apopulationvof
1,500, offering Bachelors and Mastersb Degrees in Communication Studies and 3Business programmes.
Professor Isaac Abeiku Blankson will be officially inducted into office on 1st October, 2021.
Prof. Abeiku Blankson, Newly appointed AUCC President
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