Kemi Kufuor-Boakye currently works as the Director of Resource Planning at the University of Alberta. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and holds the designations of Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. She develops and supports the budget planning process of the University of Alberta and takes responsibility for management, including forecasting and adjustments, throughout the fiscal year. Her promotion of clear processes and stated accountabilities have resulted in much more understanding and confidence in management of financial processes and controls, as well as overall organizational performance.
Kemi was the inaugural co-chair of the University of Alberta Library’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee from 2017-2019. A key focus of the Committee during that time period was EDI training for all staff in the Library, as well as a review of EDI related practices and needs within all the various departments. This work served as a foundation that continues to be built on today as EDI continues to be one of the Library’s strategic priorities.
Kemi is passionate about community service and is a current board member of the Edmonton YWCA as well as being on the Finance and Audit Committee for the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. She recognizes the importance of representation and her role as an immigrant black woman in the community. Kemi believes that to truly embody and effectively govern inclusion, community boards should reflect the diversity of the community in which it serves.