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CSUC Appoints Prof. (Mrs.) Frances Owusu-Daaku as Fourth President

The Governing Council of CSUC has appointed Prof. (Mrs.) Frances Owusu-Daaku as the fourth President of the University College. She replaces Prof. Emmanuel Frempong, who has successfully completed his tenure.

The new President and her family have long-standing relationship with CSUC, and have contributed to the development of CSUC over the years. She was until her appointment, a member of the CSUC Council.

Prof. (Mrs.) Owusu-Daaku has thirty years of teaching, research, and administrative experience at the university level. She obtained both her B. Pharm and MSc. degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, and PhD from the Victoria University of Manchester, UK.

She was baptized a Presbyterian, confirmed as an Anglican, and married back into the Presbyterian Church. Her mother was a Methodist. She was also the Chair of the KNUST Protestant Chaplaincy’s children’s Sunday School Committee for 18 years.

Prior to her appointment, Prof. (Mrs.) Owusu-Daaku was an Associate Professor in Social Pharmacy and former Head of Department of Clinical and Social Pharmacy at KNUST. She was also the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and has held a number of senior management positions at the same university.

She is a member of the International Pharmacists Federation (FIP); the Vice-President of Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA); a fellow of West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP); and an active member of Lady Pharmacists Association of Ghana (LAPAG), having previously served as Vice-President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH). She was also the President of Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) for five years and is an honorary member of its national council.

Prof. (Mrs.) Owusu-Daaku has contributed to several refereed journal articles and book chapters. She has also presented scholarly papers and abstracts at local and international pharmaceutical conferences and workshops.

Her on-going research includes pharmacists’ role in mental health care provision, pharmacy workforce and gender issues and enhancing the social pharmacy curriculum at KNUST.

She is married with three adult children.

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