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Dr. Emmanuel Awuah is committed to strategic and collaborative leadership for creating effective systems that facilitate, support, promote, empower, and sustain student access, equity, success, and excellence, in collaboration with faculty, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders.

Dr. Awuah has extensive faculty and executive leadership experience in higher education for more than 25 years. He has served as vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at St Cloud Technical & Community College in St Cloud, Minnesota, and Illinois Central College in Peoria, Illinois, respectively, and supervised the academic enterprise: curriculum development, assessment, program review, accreditation, and continuous improvement. As associate vice president of academic affairs at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, he supervised several areas including four satellite campuses and the 3+1 academic program in collaboration with selected regional universities. During his tenure, the college doubled enrollment in concurrent enrollment, Honors, and transfer articulation. He chaired the College-wide Curriculum Committee and supported the development of new academic programs in Liberal Arts, Business and Information Technology, Health Sciences, and Skilled Trades and Industry.

At Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Awuah served as a tenured full professor and coordinator of the Sociology program. He directed the Diversity and Multicultural Resources Office and as the Chief Diversity Officer, he led Onondaga to develop and implement its first Diversity Master Plan which contributed to improving campus climate, equity, inclusion, and enrollment and student success, as well as impacted the diversification and globalization of the curriculum. Other capacities he served included vice-presidential roles in Global and Academic Initiatives, Instructional Services, and Academic Services.

Recognitions Dr. Awuah has received include American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship; Thoman Fellowship, SUNY Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award; Onondaga Board of Trustees Award for Innovation in Developmental Education, and the YWCA Diversity Champion Award.

Dr. Awuah received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Urban Studies from Michigan State University; a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.