SOLOMON PANFORD. ESQ., APR holds a BA(Hons) Art degree in Graphic Design from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (1991) and an M.Ed. degree in Education the Mass Media (Mass communication) from the University of Manchester, UK (1994). He also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from KNUST (2010) and a Professional law degree (Barrister at Law – BL) from the Ghana School of Law (2014). He is an accredited Public Relations Practitioner and a member of the Institute of Public Relations(IPR), Ghana. He is also a member of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and the Ghana Bar Association(GBA).
He has worked extensively with some local and international NGO’s including Training, Research and Networking for Development (TREND), Kumasi; Care International, Obuasi, and Rural Care Network (RUCNET), Kumasi. Panford has vast Knowledge, Skills and Experience in Higher Education Administration and Management. He has attended a number of Conferences, Workshops and Courses in Higher Education Management. Having worked at KNUST for over sixteen (16) years, his experience and expertise in Higher Education Management and Administration cannot be gainsaid.
Until his appointment as Registrar of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, he was the Registrar of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, KNUST.
In his leisure time, he plays the acoustic guitar and enjoys traditional drumming and dancing. By way of sporting activities, he plays table tennis, badminton and squash.
He is married with a daughter and two sons. His favorite food is Banku and Okro stew/soup, but he enjoys plantain, yam or cocoyam ampesi with Kontomire stew in the morning especially on Saturdays. He has a very good sense of humour, and is endowed with immense interpersonal, counselling and conflict resolution and transformation skills. He brings on board a unique combination of knowledge and skills in Graphic/verbal Communication, Public Relations, Law and higher education administration and management.