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Patrick Awuah founded Ashesi after attending school and working in the US. He went to a small liberal arts university in the US and wanted to bring this concept to his home country of Ghana. The results of these efforts has been Ashesi, West Africa’s premier liberal arts university. They just moved to a new location on top of a hill and their campus is gorgeous. 

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PATRICK AWUAH

FOUNDER, ASHESI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, GHANA

Patrick Awuah is the founder and president of Ashesi University, a private, not-for-profit institution that has quickly gained a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana.

Before founding Ashesi University, Patrick worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft where, among other things, he spearheaded the development of dial-up internetworking technologies and gained a reputation for bringing difficult projects to completion.

He holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College, and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. In 2004, Swarthmore awarded Patrick an honorary doctorate in recognition of his leadership in African higher education.

Patrick was nominated as a Global Leader 2007 by the World Economic Forum; and in recognition of his service to Ghana, was awarded Membership of the Order of the Volta by His Excellency, President J.A. Kufuor in July 2007. The Order of the Volta is one of Ghana’s highest awards, given to individuals who exemplify the ideal of service to the country.



These pictures show Ghana’s Ashesi University College’s new campus in the mountains near Aburi.
Ashesi  is the country’s first liberal arts college in West Africa that teaches  Ghanians innovative and interactive ways to solve problems and learn  new things. It is a wonderful university that was founded by Patrick  Awuah after attending university in the US and working for Microsoft.  His goal was to create a college that would provide quality education to  the next generation of African leaders and innovators by teaching them  the essential skills to be successful in life.
I first visited the university when it  was in Labone, a part of Accra near the US embassy, because my friend  Isaac Bruce studies there. This fall, it moved to its new location in  the mountains, an hour outside of Accra. At first I didn’t think I would  be able to see it before leaving Ghana this summer, but I was lucky  enough to be able to visit it this August. It really is an inspirational  place to be. 
To learn more go to www.ashesi.orgThese pictures show Ghana’s Ashesi University College’s new campus in the mountains near Aburi.
Ashesi  is the country’s first liberal arts college in West Africa that teaches  Ghanians innovative and interactive ways to solve problems and learn  new things. It is a wonderful university that was founded by Patrick  Awuah after attending university in the US and working for Microsoft.  His goal was to create a college that would provide quality education to  the next generation of African leaders and innovators by teaching them  the essential skills to be successful in life.
I first visited the university when it  was in Labone, a part of Accra near the US embassy, because my friend  Isaac Bruce studies there. This fall, it moved to its new location in  the mountains, an hour outside of Accra. At first I didn’t think I would  be able to see it before leaving Ghana this summer, but I was lucky  enough to be able to visit it this August. It really is an inspirational  place to be. 
To learn more go to www.ashesi.orgThese pictures show Ghana’s Ashesi University College’s new campus in the mountains near Aburi.
Ashesi  is the country’s first liberal arts college in West Africa that teaches  Ghanians innovative and interactive ways to solve problems and learn  new things. It is a wonderful university that was founded by Patrick  Awuah after attending university in the US and working for Microsoft.  His goal was to create a college that would provide quality education to  the next generation of African leaders and innovators by teaching them  the essential skills to be successful in life.
I first visited the university when it  was in Labone, a part of Accra near the US embassy, because my friend  Isaac Bruce studies there. This fall, it moved to its new location in  the mountains, an hour outside of Accra. At first I didn’t think I would  be able to see it before leaving Ghana this summer, but I was lucky  enough to be able to visit it this August. It really is an inspirational  place to be. 
To learn more go to www.ashesi.org

These pictures show Ghana’s Ashesi University College’s new campus in the mountains near Aburi.

Ashesi is the country’s first liberal arts college in West Africa that teaches Ghanians innovative and interactive ways to solve problems and learn new things. It is a wonderful university that was founded by Patrick Awuah after attending university in the US and working for Microsoft. His goal was to create a college that would provide quality education to the next generation of African leaders and innovators by teaching them the essential skills to be successful in life.

I first visited the university when it was in Labone, a part of Accra near the US embassy, because my friend Isaac Bruce studies there. This fall, it moved to its new location in the mountains, an hour outside of Accra. At first I didn’t think I would be able to see it before leaving Ghana this summer, but I was lucky enough to be able to visit it this August. It really is an inspirational place to be.

To learn more go to www.ashesi.org