The Mensah Sarbah Hall has elected Dr. Innocent Lawson as its new Hall Master.
He comes to replace Prof. Dan-Bright Dzorgbo as the 19th Hall Master to be elected to steer the affairs of the hall for the next three (3) years.
The elections took place on August 22, 2019, with an electoral college which included Floor Tutors, fellows, hall management and some student representatives of the hall.
The Hall Master serves as the head of the hall management and oversees the general day to day administration of the Hall.
Dr. Innocent Yao Dokye Lawson, the incumbent Senior Hall Tutor of the Mensah Sarbah Hall is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Soil Science, School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences of the University of Ghana.
He graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Science (Soil Science Option) in 1989. He obtained an MSc. Degree in Soil Microbiology and Fertility from Shizuoka University, Japan in 1994.
He was awarded a Ph.D. in Soil Microbiology and Fertility from Gifu University, Japan in 1997. He also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast in 2001.
He has 22 years of experience in teaching and research at the university level. He served as Head of Agronomy Department and Vice Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Development Studies, Tamale-Ghana.
He also served as the National Treasurer of the Ghana Science Association for four years. He has been consulting on soil analysis of farmlands. He has also been involved in accreditation and reaccreditation of tertiary agricultural courses for the National Accreditation Board of Ghana.
He is currently a Board Member of Anlo Senior High School and the Vice Master of the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the University of Ghana.
At the hall level, he was a deputy hall Master until the portfolio was dissolved by the University. He took over from Dr. Edward Benjamin Sabi as the Senior Hall Tutor of the Mensah Sarbah Hall in 2018.
Mensah Sarbah Hall, the fifth hall of the university, which stands in the southern part, was opened in October 1963.