PROFILE OF PROFESSOR VICTOR YAO GADZEKPO
Professor Victor Patrick Yao Gadzekpo brings to UHAS Council, several years of experience of University management. He is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Coast and past President of Central University College (now Central University).
He holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, where he also earned his Master of Science degree. He also holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Cape Coast, a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Professor Gadzekpo is a renowned academician and held several academic and administrative positions, including Head of the Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Coast, Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan, from 1998-2000, and Research Fellow at the University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK, from 1984-1985. Professor Gadzekpo has published extensively in international journals and has held many academic positions including Editor of the Ghana Journal of Chemistry, Editor of Chemistry and Industry, and President of the Ghana Chemical Society.
Professor Gadzekpo has served on several committees and boards and is currently the Chairman of the Anlo Education Trust Fund. Professor Gadzekpo is a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a member of the Board for the National Nuclear Research Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. He was also a consultant to the World Bank and served as a member of the African Virtual University Curriculum Team.
Professor Gadzekpo is married with a daughter and is an avid flower gardener.