How Dr. Prince Ellis’ Dedication to Community Service led to his appointment as a Commissioner to the Ohio New African Immigrants Commission.

This is Episode 15 of the BAM Podcast, featuring Dr. Prince Ellis, a Ghanaian-American Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati Ohio, founder of PERN Consulting, Co-founder of the African Professionals Network, and a member of the New African Immigrants Commision in the state of Ohio.

Dr. Ellis is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Clermont and an adjunct faculty at UC Lindner College of Business. He completed his doctorate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Argosy University.  His research areas include eLearning, International Business, and Technology. He authored a book focusing on “Corporate eLearning: Impact on Employees”. He believes in service to his community. In 2018, he was appointed by the Governor of Ohio John Kasich on the Board of the Ohio New African Immigrants Commission (NAIC) and reappointed by the current Governor Mike DeWine. 

Dr. Ellis shares the following in the Episode,
1. How he started off with a student visa and the challenges he encountered earlier on
2. How he was very active in student organizations and community events
3. How he became a community leader right from college
4. How the African Professionals Network was founded to bring Africans in the state of Ohio together.
5. How he became more recognized by being involved in community service on a state level.
6. How he advanced in his professional career and recently got promoted as an Associate Professor with Tenure.
7. Advice on the need for Africans to be more involved in their community and get their voices heard.

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