The governing council of the
According to a statement issued by the GIJ Registrar, Mrs Patience Sowah, the newly appointed Rector was a professor of Public Relations and Marketing at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia until his new appointment.
“A communication scholar with extensive research interests in media and communication studies, he established Monash University’s Public Relations programme in the early 2000s before moving to Swinburne in 2007, where he became Associate Dean, International, in 2011."
Prof Kwansah-Aidoo has a number of publications in the area of PR, media, and communication and authored or co-authored several books.
Prof. Kwansah-Aidoo considers himself an African “world citizen”, having studied and worked in different countries and continents.
“He was a Visiting Scholar at Texas Christian University, an external examiner for a number of universities abroad and visiting professor GIMPA,’’ the statement added.
The statement further said that Prof Kwansah-Aidoo has promised to do his best in upholding the values of GIJ and to ensure the institute maintains its position as the leader in communication studies in the country.
For his part, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Ansu-Kyeremeh, charged the new rector to promote academic excellence at the institute.
GIJ was established in 1959 as an educational institute for training and learning for journalists.
In 2006, the institute was granted a charter to award its own degrees and diplomas.