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Nigeria’s Farooq Kperogi promoted to Professor in U.S. varsity

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The Kennesaw State University has promoted Nigeria-born Dr. Farooq Kperogi to Professor in the institution.

Dr. Kperogi is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at the Kennesaw State University.

He is also an author, columnist and blogger.

The University announced this in a letter addressed to Dr. Kperogi dated March 12, 2021, and signed by the president, Pamela S. Whitten, Ph.D.

In the letter, Whitten wrote: “I have reviewed the recommendation of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for your candidacy for promotion, and I concur with the recommendation.

“Therefore, I approve your promotion to Professor.

“Your promotion and salary increase will be effective at the beginning of your 2021-2022 contract.

“You are to be commended for the fine work that has resulted in this career milestone. I look forward to your continued productivity and success at KSU.”

Reacting to the promotion on one of his social media handles, the newly promoted Kperogi said:

“I just got word from my university’s president that she has accepted multiple levels of recommendations (external reviewers, departmental tenure and promotion committee, the college dean, the provost, etc. from last year to now) for my promotion to full professor.

“As my friend, Pius Adesanmi, memorably said in 2013 when he was promoted to full professor, I now “disassociate from associate.”

“Academia is my third career, but it’s the only career I’ve stayed long enough in to rise to the acme.”

See the letter attached below:

text, letter


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