Founder and President of the First Liberal Arts College in Ghana to Give Lecture

Patrick Awuah to present free, public lecture on January 25 at The College of Wooster

19 January, 2016 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio – Patrick Awuah, president and founder of Ashesi University College in Ghana, will present "Path to a New Africa" on Monday, Jan. 25, in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.). The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m.

Awuah founded Ashesi University, the nation’s first liberal arts college, in 1999 and welcomed the first class of students in 2002. He received bachelor degrees in engineering and economics from Swarthmore College and a master’s in business administration from the University of California Berkeley. Prior to attending Berkeley, he was a software engineer and program manager for Microsoft. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015 for his work with Ashesi.

Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2008) or email.