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Professor Christopher Mensah has assumed office as the second substantive Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Ho Technical University, effective Wednesday, June 1, 2022. He took over from Dr. Edward Kwame Ayimey, who acted in the last three years.
Prof. Mensah was appointed by the University Council at its 106th Meeting in March, 2022 following the adoption of a Report of a Search Committee.
He was inducted into office on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, during a ceremony at the G.M. Afeti Auditorium to officially introduce him to the University community.

In his inaugural address, the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, pledged to discharge his duties to the best of his abilities – working with the Vice-Chancellor, Management and all other stakeholders to advance the attainment of the University’s strategic vision and direction.
He indicated that, as the leader of the academic wing of the university, he would use the office to among other things, champion the expansion of academic programmes, improve the research productivity of faculty and ultimately enhance the students experience in the institution.

While courting the support and cooperation of stakeholders, the new Pro-VC called for improved work ethics among staff to drive the transformation agenda of the University.
He expressed gratitude to University Council for entrusting him with the office, and lauded his predecessor, Dr. Ayimey for the meticulousness with which he discharged his mandate.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ben Q. Honyenuga on his part expressed excitement about the appointment of Prof. Mensah as his ‘second-in-command' and assured him of his maximum support.

The VC said he was particularly excited that, the University has appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor from within the University which, according to him, was an indication of the positive progress being made by the University.
He was optimistic more professors would be promoted to enhance the faculty strength of the University and took the opportunity to once again, charge faculty members to pull their weight in academic publications.
Prof. Honyenga commended the outgone Pro-VC for his courage, tenacity and hardwork while in office.

Professor Emmanuel James Flolu, Chairman of Council who presided over the induction, expressed confidence in the competence of the new Pro-VC and urged him to be firm and fair in his new role.
He said he was proud to have steered the University into a more progressive path with oneness and focus. He therefore called for unity of purpose among staff to support management and council position on HTU as a Technical University of choice.
Dr. Edward K. Ayimey, the outgone Pro-VC in a remark, thanked Council, Management and staff for the support and cooperation extended to him during his tenure, and called for same for his successor.
The ceremony was attended by other management members, including, Dr. Christopher K. Amehoe, Registrar, Deans and HoDs, Faculty and staff of the University.

Profile of Prof. Mensah
Professor Christopher Mensah, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, a former Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology. Prof. Mensah's service to the University spans a period of 16 years, during which period he rose through the ranks from Instructor in April 2008, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (PhD) to his current rank of Associate Professor.
Prof. Mensah received his Ph.D. degree in Tourism from the University of Cape Coast (September, 2015), a Master of Philosophy in Tourism from the University of Cape Coast (September, 2007) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism from the University of Cape Coast (August, 1999). After eight years of working in a non-governmental organization as Regional Conservation Programmes Coordinator and Programme Manager, He started his teaching career in the then Ho Polytechnic in April 2008 as Instructor and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Lecturer in July, 2008. In June, 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer, and later to the rank of Associate Professor in August, 2020.
Prof. Mensah has over a decade of teaching experience in Ho Technical University in aried areas including Research Methods, Travel and Tour Operations, Travel Geography, Tourist Psychology, Hospitality and Tourism Marketing, Research Design and Implementation. He has supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate project works and theses on diverse topical issues. He also serves as a supervisor for a number of Masters and doctoral candidates.

Prof. Christopher Mensah has attended and presented papers in a number of academic conferences and has over 40 publications to his credit, made up of Journal Articles, Conference Proceedings and Encyclopedia entry. His research works have been published in the Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism; Journal of Food service Business; Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education; Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education; Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism; International Journal of Tourism Administration; Journal of Hospitality and. Tourism Insights; Tourism, Culture & Communication; Journal of Culinary Science & Technology; Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism; Journal of Academic Ethics; International Journal of Educational Management; and Applied Research in Higher Education.
Prof. Mensah is also a member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) and the Institute of Hospitality, Ghana.
His research interests are in the fields of Ecotourism Impact Studies; Sexual Harassment in Hospitality; Tourism; Customer Satisfaction; Community-based Natural Resources Management; Academic Dishonesty, Festivals and Trade Fairs; and Hospitality Education.

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