UG Chancellor: Mary Chinery reappointed for a 2nd term
UG Chancellor: The University of Ghana has reappointed Mary Chinery-Hesse as Chancellor for a second term.
The decision was made during a meeting of the University’s Council on July 6, 2023.
Mrs. Chinery-Hesse’s reappointment will begin on August 1 and last until July 31, 2028.
Mrs. Chinery-Hesse became the first female Chancellor of the University of Ghana in 2018.
She has had a distinguished career in the Civil Service and at the United Nations.
Known for her expertise in economic and development issues, she is also a strong advocate for human and women’s rights, as well as African imperatives, conflict resolution, and mediation.
Mrs. Chinery-Hesse holds several notable positions, including being a Friend of the African Union Panel of the Wise, a former Chief Advisor to the President of Ghana, a retired Deputy Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and a former Vice-Chairperson of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
In recognition of her accomplishments, Mrs. Chinery-Hesse was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Ghana in 1991, making her the first female graduate of the university to receive such an honor.
In November 2021, she also received an honorary Doctor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of London, renewing the longstanding relationship between the University of Ghana and the University of London, which dates back to the establishment of the University.