Dr. Tsehai Alemayehu joins us to discuss the crisis in Ethiopia. Dr. Tsehai Alemayehu is a retired academic and public servant who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born and raised in Ethiopia. He earned his undergraduate degree from Berea College and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky.
He considers his teaching at Savannah State University to be his primary legacy, but he has also served in leadership roles at several noteworthy institutions of higher learning and in government. Among others, he served as founding Dean of the College of Business and Computer Science at Kentucky State University, Managing Director of the Center for Trade and Technology Transfer at Savannah State University, and as Chief Economist and Director of Research of the National Bank of Ethiopia.
Dr. Alemayehu served as chair or member of a number of community boards, including the Frankfort, KY Chamber of Commerce, the Savannah Area Economic Development Authority, the Community Advisory Board of Kemira Chemicals, Inc. (chair), the Savannah office of the Minority Business Development Center (chair) and as chair of the Finance committee of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce. He presently serves on the board of the North American support group for the Haddis Alemayehu Academy, a boarding school for talented high school students located in Debre Markos, Ethiopia