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Council of Evangelical Presbyterian University College at its meeting on 23rd July, 2021 approved the election of Dr. Tsatsu Adogla-Bessa as Vice President.

Dr. Adogla-Bessa polled 20 votes as against 9 votes polled by Mr J. H. Norgah to become the Vice President Elect on Friday July 9, 2021.

The approval takes effect from 1st October, 2021 for a two-year term of office renewable for another term through the same process

Dr. Tsatsu Adogla-Bessa has 31 years of experience in teaching, training and agricultural research for development. His areas of specialisation are range and forage science, livestock production and agroforestry applications in livestock production.

Dr. Tsatsu Adogla-Bessa has 31 years of experience in teaching, training and agricultural research for development. His areas of specialisation are range and forage science, livestock production and agroforestry applications in livestock production.

He obtained B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons) (Animal Science) in 1980 from the University of Ghana. He also holds M.Sc. in Animal Production (1986) and Ph.D in Agriculture (1990) from the University of Reading, UK. He trained in gas fermentation techniques as a visiting scientist appointed Stapledon Scholar at the University of Reading from June to September 2002. He was also trained in adult teaching.

He joined the Evangelical Presbyterian University College as a faculty in 2019. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Animal Science and Fisheries at the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) where he continues to teach various aspects of animal production. Before joining EPUC, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana (1999 – 2018), a lecturer at the Botswana College of Agriculture (1992-1998) and a temporary Lecturer at the University of Reading, UK (1990 – 1991). While at the University of Ghana, he served as Head of Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC) intermittently for ten years during which period he facilitated the upgrading of several staff to B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. He was a very efficient staff and financial manager whilst heading the LIPREC. At the University of Ghana, he was a Commonwealth Hall Tutor for ten years, Member of Commonwealth Hall Council for six years and served on the University Academic Board for fifteen years.

His research for development is focused on agro pastoralists and the use of fodder trees to enhance livestock production especially during the dry season and its use for reduction of methane gas emissions which contribute to global warming. He has authored/co-authored a total of 45 publications in books, journals and conference proceedings. He served as editor-in-chief for the Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science and has been a reviewer for several other journals.

Dr. Adogla-Bessa has managed various donor-funded projects in Ghana. He has experience in capacity building and has supervised six M.Phil and three Ph.D students. He has organised national and international workshops and conferences and has visited 16 countries in Africa and Europe for conferences and workshops. His international networks have included the African Network for Agroforestry and Agricultural Education (ANAFE) and the West African Anglophone European Union Edulink Project dubbed CAPACITY4FOOD.  He is a member of three professional science associations in Ghana namely Ghana Animal Science Association, Ghana Society for Animal Production and Ghana Science Association

Dr. Tsatsu Adogla-Bessa was born on 1st April 1958. He is a Christian, married to Angelina Adogla-Bessa (née Adigler) and they have three children.