Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BUEA, Cameroon - Sep 01, 2016 - Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that Dr. Henry Eneme Ekah-Kunde has been appointed the pioneer Provost of the upcoming Kumba campus of the University. As Campus Provost, he will be accountable for quality professional education by leading the overall administrative and educational functions of the campus. He will report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer as well as the Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs and that of Administration and Finance.
“The choice of the term ‘Provost’ is in keeping with the American higher education tradition, where some universities call the head of their branch campuses as such,” said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Monica University (SMU). “Starting a new campus is a challenging thing and one needs a visionary and entrepreneurial leader to handle such a daunting task. As Campus Provost, Dr. Ekah-Kunde will be responsible for the academic quality, operational effectiveness, staff development, and growth of the campus.”
“I feel privileged to be selected to start a new campus of the prestigious Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon,” said Dr. Henry Eneme Ekah-Kunde, Campus Provost of SMU Kumba. “I will work closely with senior administrators, faculty, staff, and institutional partners to implement the University’s mission and vision as well as increasing enrollment and retention.”
Dr. Ekah-Kunde holds a PhD in Mathematics from Charisma University, British West Indies, and a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. Before being named Campus Provost, he was the Associate Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology at SMU. He has over 20 years of work experience in diverse industries in Germany and Cameroon.
Other officials appointed to assist the Campus Provost are: Ms. Juliana Asahguebui, who holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and will serve as the Human Resource Officer; Mr. Bamidele Etta Enow, who has an MBA in Financial Management, and will serve as the Finance Officer; Mr. Princely Tongte, who holds an MBA in Banking & Finance, and will serve as the Admissions & Records Officer; and finally the Administrative Assistant will be Ms. Seraphine Orock. Most of these officials have studied and/or worked at SMU, which will help propagate the SMU culture at the new campus in Kumba.
About Saint Monica University: The American International University
Saint Monica University (SMU) is an American-style non-ecclesiastical Catholic institution, offering career-focused programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. With headquarters in the United States, it is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon is a leading private university in Cameroon. SMU is focused on the student experience and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals, and contributing to a more sustainable society. We offer various certificates and diplomas as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees through the School of Arts, Education, & Humanities (SAEH); School of Business & Public Policy (SBPP); School of Health & Human Services (SHHS); and School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET). SMU is accredited in the United Kingdom by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) with Accreditation No: AS22357/0614 and is listed on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) with the UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN): 10048183. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) as “Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon” with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/SG/DDES and the Ministerial Letter No: 15-09643/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/MM authorizing SMU to offer over 50 undergraduate and graduate diploma and degree programs. SMU is a member of many international academic organizations including the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Global Universities In Distance Education (GUIDE), and the Talloires Network. For more information about SMU, visit our website: http://www.smuedu.org or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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