The Governing Council of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has appointed Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, as the new Vice-Chancellor.
Prof. Teye takes over from Prof. Haruna Yakubu. His appointment takes effect from October 1.
The Public Affairs Director of the UDS Samuel Awuka, disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times in an interview yesterday, in Tamale.
Prof. Teye was appointed a lecturer in the Animal Science Department of the Faculty of Agriculture, UDS in 1996.
He was promoted as senior lecturer in 2006 and in October 2011, again promoted to Associate Professor, and in July 2014, to the rank of a full Professor.
Prof. Teye graduated with a BSc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Animal Science), from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, in 1991.
In 1996, he obtained an MSc. (Meat Science) also from KNUST, and a PhD. (Meat Science and Technology) from the University of Bristol, UK in 2005.
He also holds a Diploma in Modern Management and Administration, which he obtained in 2004 from Cambridge International College, UK.
Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Teye held several positions in the UDS including the Head of the Department of Animal Science from 2005 to 2008, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture from 2008 to 2012 and the Dean-in-Charge of the Nyankpala Campus from 2009 to 2013.
He was elected and appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor from November 2012 to October 2014 and again contested and won the election for the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor in November 2014.
Prof. Teye is still serving his second term in office as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, which was to end in November 2016, when the University Council appointed him as the new Vice-Chancellor.
Prof. Teye also contested and won an election as Convocation representative (Professorial) on the University Council in September 2011 and served in this capacity from 2011 to 2012, when he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
He had served as chairman and member of several statutory and adhoc committees and boards in the university.
Prof. Teye has 58 academic research publications in refereed journals, twenty-eight (28) papers in referenced conference proceedings and referenced magazines, and thirty-eight (38) non-referenced conference proceedings.
He has also published four (4) books.
From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale