Dr. Joe Conduah served as President of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Alumni Association of North America from 2011-2014. Prior to this position, he served as the Vice-President of the Association under Prof Sam Adunyah for two consecutive terms.
Dr. Conduah is an Urban and Regional Planner with the Department of Transportation, the State of Wisconsin. Prior to his current appointment with the State, Dr. Conduah served as the Regional Transportation Manager at New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission in Concord, New Hampshire.
A community service oriented individual, Joe has played leadership roles in a number of Ghanaian organizations in the United States including, but not limited to, being the President of Ghanaian Association of Madison, Wisconsin; Project Director, Asanteman Council of North America (ACONA), USA and Canada, and a Board Member of Biokids Orphanage (Ghana).
Dr. Conduah holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1989), a Masters’ degree from UCLA, California (1979), a BSc. degree (1976), and A Diploma in Physical Planning (1969) from KNUST, Ghana. Dr. Conduah is a member of the American Planning Association.
In 1968, as the General Secretary of World University Service, KNUST Branch, Joe had an opportunity to attend a couple of international Students conferences in Europe where he learnt about the Alumni Association. In 1974/75 academic year Joe was elected as the SRC President, and had the opportunity to discuss the formation of an Alumni Association with the then Vice Chancellor.
In 1976, after completing his Bachelor’s Degree program, Joe was appointed by the VC as Junior Assistant Registrar at the Students and Academic Affairs section. With the full support of the Vice Chancellor, the late Prof. E. Bamfo Kwakye, Joe initiated the formation of KNUST Alumni Association in Ghana.
Between October 1976 and June 1977, he toured all the regions of the country, organized and inaugurated all nine regional chapters. In the summer of 1977, the National KNUST Alumni Association was formally inaugurated at Unity Hall by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. E. Bamfo-Kwakye and Joe was elected its first General Secretary, and Prof. Norman of the Faculty of Agriculture as the first President. After that event, the rest is history.