Meet Ashesi's new Provost: Dr. Marcia Grant
Ashesi is pleased to announce that Dr. Marcia Grant has joined the university as Provost. In her role, Dr. Grant will head the faculty and all academic matters at Ashesi.
Dr. Grant earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Swarthmore College in 1960, a Master of Arts and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Tufts University in 1962, and a Ph.D. in African Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1975.
She has taught African, Latin American and International Politics at Oberlin College, served as foreign affairs consultant for the US Departments of State, Justice, and Labor, as Director of the Fulbright Program in Mexico, as Assistant Cultural Attaché for the American Embassy in Paris, as Director of the Edward S. Mason Program for Mid-Career Fellows at the Kennedy School at Harvard, and as Executive Director of the Institute of North American Studies in Barcelona.
In 1999, at the invitation of Queen Effat of Saudi Arabia and her daughter Princess Lolowah, Dr. Grant served as the founding Dean of Saudi Arabia's first liberal arts college for women. Since then, she has also served as Dean of the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris, as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and as Academic Planning Head of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan.
Marcia Grant brings to Ashesi her vast experience as a teacher, diplomat, educational administrator and college founder. Her vision, enthusiasm, courage, determination, and above all her commitment to advancing the liberal arts and sciences, make her a tremendous addition to the Ashesi Community.
“There is something about Ghana that has stayed with me since I last visited as a student, and coming back feels great,” Dr. Grant says. “I am excited to join Ashesi, because there is something happening here that I truly believe in. I am proud to be part of such a vibrant, wonderful team.”