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2021 African Studies Spring Lecture

Alan Flurry

The African Studies Institute presents the 2021 Virtual Spring Lecture on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. University of Georgia alumnus Daniel A. Wubah, President of Millersville University, Pennsylvania will deliver this year’s lecture, “Rethinking Hierarchy: Perspective on Servant Leadership as a King and University President.” The virtual event is free and the public is invited to attend.

The African Studies Spring lecture celebrates the academic achievements of the students and faculty associated with the Institute throughout the academic year. Prior to the virtual Spring lecture, undergraduate students who have completed the requirements for the Certificate in African Studies (CAS) program will be recognized at 2pm, along with faculty associated with the program. 

An elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the African Scientific Institute, Daniel A. Wubah is both the 15th President of Millersville University and King, Nana Ofosu Peko Bekoe III, Toapentenhene of Breman Traditional Area in Ghana. Prior to his term at Millersville, he has a distinguished record of service as a senior-level administrator at Washington and Lee University, Virginia Tech, University of Florida, and James Madison University. He has been a dedicated professor, mentor, and scholar in microbiology and botany for over three decades. President Wubah will reflect on his journey toward achieving these roles, including childhood in Ghana, doctoral pursuit at the University of Georgia, and the path to becoming a king. He will share lessons learned as both a king and university president and how each role strengthens his appreciation for, and practice of, servant leadership.

“President Daniel Wubah is both a successful academic and an accomplished administrator and traditional ruler. The UGA community will learn a lot from his understanding and experiences with servant leadership,”said Ibigbolade Aderibigbe, Professor in the department of Religion and the associate director of the African Studies Institute. “This will be a great opportunity for UGA students, to hear from an alumnus that is successful in academia and occupying two important leadership roles in his University in Pennsylvania, and his local community back in Ghana.” 

For registration, zoom access and additional information on the lecture event, contact Jameelah Jones (, the Institute ( or call 706-542-0506. 

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