On April 15-18, 2018, Auburn University (AU) Outreach Global hosted the Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Dean of Centre for International Education, UCC, and Prof. Johnson Nyarko-Boampong Provost of College of Health and Allied Sciences, UCC, at AU campus as part of the two institutions collaborative engagements.
For the past three years, AU and UCC have implemented community service learning engagement in civic education, train-the-trainer programs, business initiatives and healthcare programs at Sekondi and Cape Coast, Ghana respectively.
The visit which was the first for UCC Vice Chancellor to AU campus enabled him and his delegation to explore AU programs and also potentially expand partnership initiatives between the two universities. During the visit, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah met with his AU counterpart President Steve Leath, Prof. Bill Hardgrave, AU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Royrickers Cook, Vice President for AU Outreach, Dr. Elizabeth I. Essamuah-Quansah, Coordinator, AU Outreach Global, Prof. Gregg Newschwander, Dean, AU School of Nursing and other AU administrators, Deans, faculty, staff and students.
The two institutions once again declared their commitments for more collaborative programs both in the USA and Ghana, West Africa.