Developing transitions at the Africa Initiative

Africa initiative

Benjamin Akande, assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Africa and associate director of the Global Health Center at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named president of Champlain College in Vermont, effective July 1.

Benjamin Akande

During the past two years, the Africa initiative made headway on multiple fronts. The number of African students applying to the Graduate School at Washington University rose 155% since the initiative was formed; pilot grants were awarded to spur new collaborations; the Africa Speaks series was launched to provide a forum for discussions of faculty research in Africa; a faculty exchange program with the University of Ghana was initiated; and a new website showcases the depth of the university’s research work taking place across disciplines and individual countries.

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