University of Cape Coast

Miss Ethel Esi Ennin

Miss Ethel Esi Ennin

Principal Administrative AssistantSenior

Favourite quote: "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." Muhammad Ali

I bring over 10 years of hands-on experience in leadership and administrative roles as a Certified Administrative Professional with the American Society of Administrative Professionals-USA, and the Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants-Ghana. My approach distinctively blends administrative expertise with people-centric strategies, ensuring effective and empathetic management.

Allow me to provide you with a glimpse into my professional life. Beyond the base level of administrative duties, I've evolved into a trusted Business Partner, providing valuable insights alongside actionable strategies while serving as a representative when required. As Chief of Staff, built on a foundation of trust and a wealth of institutional knowledge, I serve as the primary point of contact for information exchange. As Project Manager, I take ownership of projects, ensuring seamless execution. Additionally, as an Assistant, I skillfully manage schedules, acting as the gatekeeper. 

My tenure at the University of Cape Coast began in January 2013 as a Senior Administrative Assistant at the then Integrated Payroll & Personnel Database Unit (Ippd) within the Directorate of Human Resource, where I served until February 2016. This experience laid the foundation for my subsequent role in the Training and Development Section within the same Directorate, excelling as a Senior Administrative Assistant until September 2018. From October 2018 to January 2023, I served as a Principal Administrative Assistant in the Training and Development Section, actively supporting the University's human resource development initiatives and honing my organizational management, leadership, and strategic planning skills. Since February 2023, I have embraced a new challenge as the Principal Administrative Assistant within the Students’ Support Services Unit in the College of Distance Education. This role has deepened my understanding of student needs and highlighted the importance of efficient administrative support in fostering a conducive learning environment.

My academic pursuits have further expanded my understanding of human behaviour within organizational contexts, evidenced by my recent study on relational leadership and employee creativity, published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, reflecting my commitment to driving innovation through effective leadership practices.

Beyond office commitments, I am deeply engaged in community service. Serving as an Awareness Creation Officer for the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Ghana, and as a committed Blood Donor for the National Blood Service-Ghana, I actively contribute to improving the lives of others.

My professional journey has been guided by an unwavering commitment to excellence and a passion for empowering others. I look forward to bringing my expertise to leaders, allowing them to thrive and lead with clarity.