July 8, 2005 — Dr. Al Hassan I. Musah has been appointed provost at the University of the Virgin Islands. As provost, Dr. Musah is responsible for administering academic policy at the university.
Dr. Musah, a native of Ghana, assumed his new post on July 1. He comes to UVI after having most recently served as a provost fellow in system administration at the State University of New York at Albany. The SUNY system includes 64 universities with an enrollment of 413,000 students.
Dr. Musah worked closely with the SUNY Board of Trustees and served on the board's subcommittee for educational standards.
"As educators we have to work in such a way as to understand one important thing: it's not enough to create a situation where we just teach," Dr. Musah says. "We also have to enable students to feel confident in what they have learned."
Dr. Musah received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of Ghana in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics and Engineering, and a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degree from Iowa State University in the physiology of reproduction.
"It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Musah to the University of the Virgin Islands," UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster said. "He brings a wealth of experience with him and a refreshing approach toward education. We are fortunate that he has joined us, and I am looking forward to working with him."
Dr. Musah will reside on St. Croix and will maintain offices on UVI's St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses. He can be reached at (340) 692-4022 and 693-1200.
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