UEW – A Journey of Excellence and Leadership: Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual Appointed as VC

UEW - A Journey of Excellence and Leadership: Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual Appointed as VC

On August 1, 2023, the Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba, convened to announce the appointment of Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual as the incoming Vice-Chancellor of the institution. His tenure is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2023.

Prof. Mitchual brings with him more than twenty years of teaching and administrative experience in the Higher Education sector.

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He holds an impressive academic background, having obtained a PhD in Wood Science and Technology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2014, an MSc in Wood Technology and Management from KNUST in 2005, and a BSc in Agriculture Engineering, also from KNUST in 1993.

Additionally, he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, acquired in 1998.

Currently serving as a Professor of Wood Science and Technology, Prof. Mitchual’s journey at the University of Education, Winneba began in 2003 when he joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Design and Technology Education at the Kumasi Campus.

Over the years, he climbed the ranks, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2011 and an Associate Professor in 2015. In 2021, he achieved the esteemed title of Professor by AAMUSTED.

Throughout his tenure at both UEW and AAMUSTED, Prof. Mitchual has held various significant roles, including being the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Mathematics Education from the academic year 2019/2020 to 2022, Dean of the Faculty of Technical Education from September 2017/2018 to 2020, Vice-Dean of Student Affairs for the academic years 2007/2008 and 2015/2016, Head of the Department of Construction and Wood Technology Education from 2013 to 2015, and Examinations Officer for the academic years 2011/2012 and 2012/2013. Currently, he serves as the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Acting Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at AAMUSTED.

Beyond his academic and administrative roles, Prof. Mitchual has actively participated in various Boards and Committees at both the University of Education, Winneba, and AAMUSTED.

He previously served on the Governing Council of UEW as the Convocation representative from 2014 to 2018, and he currently holds a position on the Governing Council of AAMUSTED as the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

As an accomplished academic, Prof. Mitchual has extensive experience in teaching and supervising projects and theses at both undergraduate and graduate levels for more than two decades.

His expertise lies in wood biomass-energy, wood machining, sawmill safety, and technical education matters. Over the years, he has conducted several successful studies in these fields, and his research findings have been published in reputable international journals.

He is a distinguished member of professional bodies such as the Society of Wood Science and Technology, USA, the American Association for Precision Engineering, USA, the Ghana Science Association, and the Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants, Ghana.

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