Admasu Tsegaye (PhD)

Admasu Tsegaye (PhD), The Second President of Hawassa University (from 2007 to 2011G.C).

Nationality:    Ethiopian.

President Work Experience at Hawassa University

Admasu Tsegaye (PhD) is a second President of Hawassa University from 2007 to 2011 G.C.

In addition to the President of Hawassa University, Admasu Tsegaye (PhD) served as:-


  • Admasu Tsegaye (PhD) started his research career in 1984 as an Assistant Research Officer at the Institute of Agricultural Research in Hawassa. He joined the Awassa College of Agriculture (now Hawassa University) in1986 as a full-time faculty member and became Assistant Professor in May 2002 and Associate Professor in September 2007.
  • In addition to his research and teaching career at Hawassa University, he has served in numerous administrative positions, including Academic Program Officer, NORAD project coordinator, Vice President for Administration and Development, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research.
  • He also served as chairperson of several committees such as the Strategic Planning and BPR committee that spearheaded reform at Hawassa University, transforming the University into one of the leading higher learning institutions in the country. He is also actively involved in the country’s effort to produce educated and competent personnel and other cross cutting issues to assist the country achieve its economic transformation.
  • He served as a Chair of Board of Ethiopian Quality Award Organization, Vice Chair of Board of Gulele Botanic Garden.  Board member of Ethiopian Higher Education Strategic Center, Member of Governing Board of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Board member of Ethiopian National Education and Examination Agency, Board member of the National Athletics Training Center,  Board member of the National Museum , Vice President of Ethiopian Universities Consortium.  Recently, he received the Excellence and Distinguished Leadership Award from the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Regional State and Hawassa University in recognition of his outstanding leadership and services to education.
  • He holds several international higher education and research positions.  He is the Global Vice President of Sun Moon University, South Korea, the country representative of Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA), Director of Consortium of African US- Educators, and project leader and country representative of Co-Innovation for Quality in Agri-food Chains (CoQA). He has published extensively in a wide range of distinguished international journals such as in Field Crops Research, Journal of Agronomy, Crop Science, Experimental Agriculture, Annals of Applied Biology, J. Essent. Oil Res., Gent Resource Crop Evol., Herditas, Netherlands Journal of Agriculture, Science Direct and African Journal of Biotechnology.
  • He served as the associate editor of the Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Science and received a prestigious Fulbright African Research Scholar Award for the 2011-2012 academic years.


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