The United States International University- Africa ((USIU-Africa) ) has appointed Professor Margee Ensign as its new Vice-Chancellor.
Prof. Ensign, who will be taking over from the USIU-Africa Interim Vice Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown, currently serves as the President of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, where she served as President from 2010 to 2017.
She was requested to return to AUN in 2021, having assumed the position of Vice-Chancellor (or President) of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from 2017 to 2021.
Commenting on the appointment, the USIU-Africa University Council Chairman Kris Ole-Senanu said, "The University Council is confident that Prof. Ensign's experience leading two very different organizations as Vice Chancellor will enable her to address the challenges and opportunities for USIU-Africa.
"She brings an undoubted commitment, passion and vision around deepening international and intercultural education in Africa: it has been at the heart of her teaching, research, publications, and administrative life, and has led her to experience working in numerous international environments including Rwanda, Uganda, and Nigeria."
Prior to her AUN Vice Chancellorship, Prof. Ensign was Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Dean and Professor, School of International Studies, University of The Pacific (1999-2010), worked in Rwanda & Uganda (2003-9), and held administrative and faculty positions at Columbia and Tulane Universities.