The Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor is second to the Office of the Vice Chancellor and that makes the Pro Vice Chancellor the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the University. The Pro Vice Chancellor assists the Vice Chancellor in planning, direction, organisation, management and discipline of the University. The Pro Vice Chancellor exercises powers as specified in the Act 677 and such others that may be delegated to him by the Vice Chancellor.
The Pro Vice Chancellor is in attendance at the University Council and member of the Academic Board. He is a visionary leader and manager with experience as Dean of a Faculty, Vice Dean of a Faculty and Head of Department. He is either a chairman or member of several major statutory and non- statutory committees in the University. He is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the efficient discharge of his duties.
Prof Anthony Simons is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana. Until his appointment, he was the Dean of Faculty of Engineering. He obtained Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Certificates from St. John’s School, Sekondi and Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi respectively both in the Western Region of Ghana. He had his pre-tertiary education from Moscow Automobile and Road Institute, Moscow, Russia from 1988 to 1989. He further pursued MSc, Mechanical Engineering at Mogilev Mechanical Engineering Institute, Belarus from 1989 to 1994. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 from the St. Petersburg State Mining Institute currently known as St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia.
Prof Simons has six other professionally related qualifications including Certificates in ASNT NDT Level II Eddy Current Testing (ET), ASNT NDT Level II Magnetic-particle Testing (MT), ASNT NDT Level II Penetrant Testing (PT), ASNT NDT Level II Radiographic Testing (RT), ASNT NDT Level II Ultrasonic Testing (UT), ASNT NDT Level II Visual Testing (VT) all from Trinity Institute of NDT Technology, Bangalore, India.
Prof Anthony Simons is a well-seasoned and internationally acclaimed academic who started his lecturing career in the Takoradi Polytechnic, now Takoradi Technical University from August 1995 to July 2003. He was engaged by the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa as a Lecturer in August 2003 and promoted to the position of a Senior Lecturer from October 2008 to September 2015. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in October 2015 and the rank of Professor in October, 2020.
Prof Anthony Simons has a wide research and practical experiences in design of machine element, non-destructive testing, structural analysis, heat transfer, fuels and internal combustion engines, factory technical audit, maintenance engineering and accident vehicle assessment. A strong researcher with a patent on Conical Brake for Belt Conveyor (RF 2167093) with three papers resulting from this research. He is a member, National Society of Black Engineers, International Association of Engineer and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a recognized Professional Engineer by the Ghana Institute of Engineering.
Prof Anthony Simons is a labour advocate whose negotiation skills helped in the migration of University Teachers of Ghana (UTAG) unto the Single-Spine Salary Structure and upward increase of the Book and Research Allowance. He is a former National President of UTAG.
Prof Simons is a Ghanaian by birth. He was born on 11th January, 1965 to Mr Ebenezer N. K. Simons, a photographer and Elizabeth Quaicoe, a trader. Both parents are deceased. He is married to Georgina Duah and their union is blessed with a daughter and two sons namely Nana Ewurafua Neizer, Papa Kweku Nyan and Paa Kakraba Bosomefi.