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Saint Monica University Appoints Associate Provost of Academic Affairs
Dr. Marcelus U. Ajonina to Oversee Curriculum, Instruction, and Research
By: Saint Monica University
"I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to put SMU's vision into practice," said Dr. Marcelus Utokoro Ajonina, the new Associate Provost of Academic Affairs at SMU. "I intend to work in collegiality and collaboratively with peers in order to connect curricular and co-curricular learning experiences, to improve student services, and to support student success. I'll support the Provost in advancing the strategic direction and mission of the University, and guiding faculty in their review and development of academic programs from a larger context."
The various deans of a University's various schools will report directly to the Associate Provost. Given that he represents the Provost, he may also supervise the Associate Vice Presidents responsible for the Office of Registrar; the Office Distance Education and Learning Resources; and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The Provost has oversight of all educational affairs and activities, including research and academic personnel.
"Dr. Ajonina has work experience at an American university and is best qualified to help shape the academic activities at Saint Monica University,"
Prior to being named as Associate Provost of Academic Affairs, Dr. Ajonina was the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness at SMU. During the last academic year, he spent time at Savannah State University in Savannah, GA, where he shadowed various offices. Before joining SMU, he worked for various private higher institutions in Buea. His academic credentials include a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences from Charisma University in the British West Indies; and a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Buea, Cameroon.
About Saint Monica University: The American International University
Saint Monica University (SMU) is a leading private university in Cameroon. It is an American-style non-ecclesiastical Catholic institution, offering career-focused programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. It is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. SMU is focused on the student experience and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals, and contributing to a more sustainable society. We offer various certificates and diplomas as well as bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through the School of Arts, Education, & Humanities (SAEH); School of Business & Public Policy (SBPP); School of Health & Human Services (SHHS); and School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET). SMU is accredited in the United Kingdom by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) with Accreditation No: AS22357/0614 and is listed on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) with the UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN): 10048183. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/
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