USIU Appoints New Vice-Chancellor.
A new Vice-Chancellor has been appointed at the United States International University-Africa.
According to varsity council chair Kris Ole-Senanu, Marjee Ensign will take over as VC on September 1, 2022.
“Ensign will work in close alignment with the DVC in charge of academic and Student Affairs and other board members,” the statement reads.
Ensign succeeds Freida Brown, whose interim VC term was extended for four months in May.
Brown was recalled in August 2021 on a nine-month contract following the departure of former VC Paul Tiyambe.
Tiyambe had been in office for five years.
The council thanked Brown for his contribution to the transition marked by the change in management.
“The university council would like to take this opportunity to thank Freida Brown for magnanimous facilitation during the transition from our former VC and Ensign,” the statement reads.
Ensign has been the President of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola since 2017, according to the council.
“She was requested to return to AUN in 2021, having assumed the position of VC or president of Dickinson College from 2017-2021,” the statement reads.
Ensign earned a PhD in International Politics and Economics from the University of Maryland.
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“Ensign particularly enjoys interacting with students and with all members of the university and is looking forward to engaging with USIU-Africa Community from September,” the statement reads.
Ensign will be able to oversee activities in five academic schools, student affairs, admissions, registration, and the library when she takes office.
Others include faculty development, information technology, operations, and strategic plan implementation from 2021 to 2026.