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Prof. Ing. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah, VC STU

Foundation Vice-Chancellor
Prof. Ing. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah

He is the Chief Executive Officer, he serves as the academic and executive head and chief disciplinary officer of the University.

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Brief History

Prof. Ing. Adinkrah-Appiah has extensive experience in the industry. He was employed as a Site Engineer for Nissi Water Company Ltd., a general construction firm based in Kumasi in 2009 at the same time that he was performing his National Service after his B.Sc. degree. He moved to join IKA Consult, an Architectural and Engineering consulting firm based in Sunyani as a Civil/Structural Engineering Consultant in the year 2000, where he served until 2003. In the year 2006, he formed his own building consulting firm, Appimed Consult, to provide consulting services for various projects. He, thus, has eighteen years of experience as a professional Civil/Structural Engineer and has worked on several construction projects across the country including donor-funded projects such as the Village Infrastructure Project (VIP) and Urban V Project.

Born on 9th June 1969 at Atuna in the Jaman South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana, Professor Ing. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah started his basic education at the Roman Catholic Primary and completed at the Local Authority Middle School at Atuna in 1984. He was the School prefect both at the primary and middle school levels. He began his secondary education at Drobo Secondary School, Drobo, in the Jaman South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region in 1986 and in the same year moved to Sumaman Secondary School, Suma-Ahenkro, in the Jaman North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region where he joined the second year but remained on top of his class. He later transferred to Saint Mary’s Boys Secondary School in Takoradi where he obtained his O’Level Certificate with Distinction in 1990. He continued at Saint John’s School, Sekondi, for his A’Level Certificate in 1992, after which he did his National Service at the Drobo Secondary School as Science and Mathematics teacher in 1993. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, in 1998, and performed his second mandatory National Service at the Sunyani Polytechnic in 1999 as an instructor. He later obtained his MPhil and PhD degrees, in Civil Engineering, in 2006 and 2015, respectively, at his alma mater, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also received professional training as a Civil Engineer in structural modeling at the RISA Technologies in California, USA, in 2006.


He has chaired and served on several boards and committees both within and outside the Sunyani Technical University as well as various research and public lecture sessions. He is a reviewer for the Annual Research Conference of the Sunyani Technical University as well as the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Structures and Materials Journal. He has led the accreditation of several programmes both as a head of department and dean of school.

Prof. Ing. Adinkrah-Appiah is an Elder of the Church of Pentecost and is married with three children.


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