A former Vice-Dean of the School of Agriculture of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Joshua Danso Owusu-Sekyere, has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU).
Prof Owusu-Sekyere was appointed by the Governing Council of the University at its regular meeting held on Friday, April 12, 2019, to serve a four-year term.
Prof. Owusu-Sekyere is a Professor of Agricultural Engineering with rich experience in university management and leadership. He has also conducted extensive research into deficit irrigation, water saving irrigation, crop water requirement under a changing climate and water control for crop production.
He began his academic career as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Cape Coast in 1998 and rose through the ranks to become a full Professor. He was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2007, Associate Professor in 2010 and full Professor in 2012. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2006.
In the course of his career, he occupied various positions including serving as the Head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Cape Coast from 2008 to 2015 and Vice-Dean of the School of Agriculture between 2013 to 2015 at the same university.
He has also served as the Rector of Perez University College (PUC) from August 2016 to July 2018 while on sabbatical leave. Rev. Prof Owusu-Sekyere is married to Mrs. Bernice Owusu-Sekyere with two children.