University Outreach Global Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana

As part of Auburn University Outreach's Global Africa initiative, Dr. Royrickers Cook, Vice President for Auburn University Outreach and Associate Provost, and Dr. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, President of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding between their respective universities on March 15, 2017. The agreement promotes several collaborative programs including outreach and community services, youth development, training for faculty, staff and students, faculty and student exchanges, spring and summer programs, teaching, research, and technology related programs.

The two institutions have been exploring opportunities for the past two years on ways to effectively engage in the promotion and enhancement of academic and outreach programs.

Dr. Stacey Nickson, Director of the Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement, Dr. Sean Forbes, Associate Professor, Mrs. Elizabeth I. Essamuah-Quansah, Coordinator for Outreach Global and some AU Africana and EFLT students, who were in UCC at the time for spring break and a service learning program also attended the ceremony. During the ceremony Mrs. Elizabeth I. Essamuah-Quansah, coordinator of AU Outreach Global, presented 16 boxes of donated textbooks from AU Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology (EFLT) and the Center for Educational Outreach & Engagement (CEOE) to the UCC library.

The goal of the academic and outreach cooperation is to significantly advance collaboration including outreach opportunities, distance education, training and development, and joint research projects. Some UCC College of Education students and faculty will be participating in AU Outreach youth camp programs and service learning activities beginning this June. AU Department of EFLT will also visit UCC, Ghana before the end of this year.

Top Left: Dr. Royrickers Cook, VP for Auburn University Outreach, signs the Memorandum of Understanding document. Top Right: Dr. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, President of the University of Cape Coast, signs the Memorandum of Understanding document. Bottom Photo: Delegates from Auburn University and University of Cape Coast pose for a group photo.

Last Updated: October 24, 2018