Union Institute & University expanded its mission to provide educational equity to a global network by partnering with the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) in Ghana. The new affiliation will enable Union to offer a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Educational Studies, Ethical & Creative Leadership, Humanities & Culture, and Public Policy & Social Change to UPSA faculty and students.

President Karen Schuster Webb and Vice-Chancellor Abednego F.O. Amartey, University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Ghana shake hands after signing of the new partnership.

“This is an exciting day for the Union Institute & University global community. Today we expand our mission to engage, enlighten and empower. This alliance underscores Union’s commitment to its social justice mission by removing barriers to a Ph.D. degree on an intercontinental level,” President Karen Schuster Webb said. “Our interdisciplinary doctoral studies program provides the ability to look at the world through an interdisciplinary lens that deepens knowledge and expertise. I want to thank Union alumna Dr. Koryoe Amin-Wright, a 1996 graduate of the Ph.D. program with a concentration in Communications, for her work to secure this partnership.”

Dr. Anim-Wright is the first female registrar at UPSA. “I am a proud Union Institute & University alumna. Union was the first choice to bring its distinguished Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program to our university,” Anim-Wright said. “It is a pleasure to return to my alma mater, along with Prof. Abednego F.O. Amartey, Vice-Chancellor, for this historic day.”

Union alumna Dr. Koryeo Anim-Wright, (right) hugs Angenita Brown. Dr. Anim-Wright was instrumental in bringing the UPSA partnership to Union. 

Dr. Amin-Wright’s 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. 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.

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a progressive public institution providing academic and professional higher education in Ghana. With over 50 years of experience, UPSA has become the oldest Ghanaian human resource development institution in professional Accountancy and Management, with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and abroad. UPSA remains the only public institution in Ghana with the mandate to offer academic degrees and provide tuition for professional business qualifications.

All smiles after the historic signing. Left to right: Angenita Brown, MS, Chief of Staff to Dr. Webb, Patricia J. Burke JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, VP, Human Resources, Dr. Webb, Union Institute & University President, Vice Chancellor Abednego F.O. Amartey, University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Ghana, Union alumna Dr. Koryeo Anim-Wright and registrar at UPSA, Betsy E. Martin, Executive Director of The Institute for Social Justice, and Sandra Mills, VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

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