WPI Selects Former Ghana Ambassador to Lead Initiatives
The Worcester Polytechnical Institute (WPI), a NEC member, has named Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah to be the university’s distinguished statesman in residence. Adjei-Barwuah was Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, and previously also served as the country’s Ambassador to Japan from 2002 to 2008.
Adjei-Barwuah’s will become WPI’s first distinguished statesman in residence. Through this unique position, Adjei-Barwuah will engage with students in the social sciences, interact with the Institute of Science and Technology for Development (instead), and partner with WPI’s Division of University Advancement. This strategic partnership will help advance WPI’s Global Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Ghana.
Speaking of his new position at WPI, Adjei-Barwuah said, “I look forward to engaging and interacting with the students and faculty of WPI as yet another opportunity to do what I love best: to share knowledge, my stories, and experiences with others, in order to help others.”
The New England Council congratulates Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah and the Worcester Polytechnical Institute on this appointment.