Yaw Mensah recognized for his work as senior associate dean of faculty
Yaw Mensah, who stepped down as senior associate dean of faculty at Rutgers Business School in December, has started dressing a bit more casually these days.
So when Dean Glenn Shafer presented him with a plaque at the quarterly faculty meeting last Friday, behind the surprised look and the broad smile, Mensah was secretly relieved about the attire he had chosen, especially when the room filled with applause and cameras started clicking.
“Fortunately,’’ he said, laughing, “I was wearing a tie.”
The plaque expressed appreciation for Mensah’s work during the past four years.
“He played an important leadership role for two deans, Dean (Michael) Cooper and myself,” Shafer said. “He took leadership of faculty recruiting, dealing with the school’s business model and developing our online presence.”
Mensah will remain at Rutgers Business School as a professor and research director at the Center for Governmental Accounting Education and Research. The center helps to support the increasingly popular Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting Program, a unique degree earned entirely through online courses.
“We expect him to play a crucial role in our governmental accounting program,’’ Shafer said, “and he will continue to play a leading role in the area of research.”
Mensah started at Rutgers in 1984 when he joined the faculty of professional studies in New Brunswick.
“I’m very delighted,” Mensah said, “to be so honored by my colleagues, both faculty and staff.”