Ph.D. Alumni appointed to prestigious higher education roles
Two Union doctoral alumni will continue to positively impact student success in new roles this fall.
G. Koryoe Anim-Wright, Ph.D. 1996 with a concentration in Communications, has been named the first female registrar of the University of Professional Studies, (UPSA) in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
Robert Arnold, who earned a Ph.D. with a concentration in organizational behavior and sports marketing in 2004, has been appointed acting dean of the Thomas More College of Business, Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
This is the second time in Dr. Anim-Wright’s career she has eclipsed gender roles, having served as the first female president of the African University College of Communications, also in Accra, in 2015.
Her prestigious career in higher education has included positions in the U.S. and abroad, with responsibilities for fundraising, institutional advancement, grants and contracts, development of graduate programs, infrastructure expansion and upgrades, and program and institutional accreditation.
She has served at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) as director of the Centre for Management Development and as the first Director of GIMPA’s Office of Corporate Affairs and Institutional Advancement. Prior to GIMPA, Dr. Anim-Wright was vice president for Institutional Advancement at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), in Danbury, Connecticut from 2005 to 2010 where she had overall responsibility for the stewardship of WCSU’s advancement program. She also served as director of Public Relations and director of University Relations at WCSU. Dr. Anim-Wright is currently the host of the longest-running news show on Ghanaian television, “Talking Point,” and the author of a recent article on COVID-19, that appeared in Modern Ghana.
Dr. Robert Arnold has served Thomas More since 1995 as department chair, division chair, and director of Thomas More’s Accelerated and Graduate Program. He helped establish a Bachelor of Arts in sports and entertainment marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in law while a professor at the College of Business.
He also holds a Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. His other academic degrees include a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in food technology from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Arnold is active in the community serving as mayor of Wilder, KY, chair of the Brighton Center Properties board, and a member of the board for the Buenger Boys and Girls Club. He was instrumental in building the Next Level Academy to support youth sports. Dr. Arnold is also a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky.
“Dr. Anim-Wright and Dr. Arnold are examples of Union’s mission to pursue a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility,” said President Karen Schuster Webb. “The Union community congratulates them on their exemplary careers and dedication to transform lives and communities.”