Faculty and chair of the business department, Dr. Kenneth Swansi, has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as the new dean of the AIIAS Graduate School, effective Feb. 4, 2022. Swansi has served as an associate professor since 2009 and chair of the Business Department at AIIAS since 2010.
Swansi’s service at AIIAS began in 2009 as he took up duties as a full-time associate professor in the business department. His roles have included being the chair of the business department since 2010, associate dean of the graduate school since 2012, and program director of the PhD in Business program at AIIAS since 2013.
Swansi, who hails from India, has served as a registrar and professor in the business department of Spicer Adventist University in India and as professor and then Vice President for Academic Administration at Valley View University in Ghana.
Swansi holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Spicer Adventist University, a Master of Business Administration from Andrews University in Michigan, USA, a Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, majoring in Strategic Management, from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth University in Pune, India. In addition, Swansi has developed significant experience in his work with the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), as a member of accreditation visiting teams.
“Dr. Swansi has been a leader that inspired us with his innovative ideas, system thinking, openness, and engaging style. He empowered us to engage in a meaningful way in departmental planning and implementation of the plans. The level of engagement has contributed to our personal growth,” writes LeRoy Ruhupatty, faculty member representing the AIIAS Business Department. “We believe that God will work through Him to lead the Graduate School to sustainable growth. We wish him well; Congratulations!”
“We are delighted to affirm Dr. Swansi in this new role,” says Dr. Ginger Ketting-Weller, president of AIIAS. “The search committee expressed unanimous support for his appointment. He brings depth of knowledge, creativity, and significant scholarly accomplishment to his role, and will contribute to the stability of the Graduate School and the institution’s leadership team during this time of change.”