Mrs. Mary Abena Agyepong is the foundation Registrar of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development. She holds a Master of Science in Food Science and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biochemistry from the Universities of McGill, Montreal Canada and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana respectively. She is fascinated by technology and believes that the appropriate application of technology has a special place in leapfrogging the growth and development of every institution.
Mrs. Agyepong joined the Sunyani Polytechnic (Sunyani Technical University) and was appointed the first female Vice-Principal at the age of 31, and served two terms. Subsequently, she was appointed the Dean of Students of the same institution and later became the first female Registrar of Koforidua Polytechnic (Koforidua Technical University). She was named the first female Registrar in the history of Presbyterian University College, Ghana, PUCG (Presbyterian University, Ghana). She was part of the team that oversaw the commencement of the deployment of the hardware requirement for the PUCG to join the Ghanaian Academic and Research Network (GARNET).
Mrs. Agyepong has served on several associations and committees including: Chairperson, Board of the Francis Faki Amanquah Foundation (FFAF) and ICT Advisory Committee (E-voting system, PUCG); Professional Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants (CIAMC) – Ghana and a resource person in Opportunity Management for the CIAMC; member, the Institute of Directors (IOD) Ghana; Board of the Youth Arise Organisation (YAO); Committee for the Development of the National Policy Framework on Open Educational Resources (OERs); the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics and Technical Universities in Africa (CAPA); Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL); and the Management Team of the Koforidua Polytechnic which benefitted from the NUFFIC (NPT/UCC).
Mrs. Agyepong’s notable achievements include, a local consultant for the assessment of the Shea Butter Mechanization Project in the Northern Region of Ghana for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), now UN Women. She has also had a stint with TODA Investments and Hospitality and in the commencement of the Metalex Institute of Technology and Tourism (MITT). She was appointed on a special government assignment as a Member/Secretary of the 3-Member Interim Management Committee that worked to restore peace and order to the hitherto troubled Wa Polytechnic (now the Dr Hilla Limann Technical University).
She has attended several international and local workshops, seminars, and summits on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Advocacy, Human Resource Metrics, Flexible Skills Development, and Blended Approaches. She is also a member of the Aburi Girls Old Students Association (AOGA) – Class of 85 and KNUST Alumni Association.
Mrs. Agyepong is member of the Praying Wives Movement and fellowships with the Methodist Church Ghana. She is a Lay Preacher and has served in various capacities at the Society, Circuit and Diocesan levels of the church. She participated in the 2020 Conference (Accra) and the 11th Biennial Expanded General Purposes Committee (GPC) of the Church at Tamale.
Mrs. Mary Abena Agyepong is married to Ing Kwesi Agyepong with four (4) (young adult) children.