presidentAbateGetahunEthiopia has 46 government and 4 Private Universities. These 46 government Universities are grouped in to four generations. Wollo University is one of the 13 Second Generation Universities. Its ground breaking ceremony was done as of May 3, 2005 (Miazia 25, 1997EC). It was named Dessie Kombolcha University which started operation on February 19, 2007 with 760 students. 

Later the name changed in to Wollo University after having assessment.

Dr. Abate Getahun Ayele, then instructor and academic program offer became the fifth Wollo University President as of 2015. Dr. Abate Getahun is an Associate Professor in Applied Ling. and Communication since July 2019 or PHD in Appl.L & COMMUNICATION from AAU in 2015, M.A, TFL (2004-2005),AAU, MBA in Transformational Leadership (2017-2018) Ashland University,USA, B.Ed. in English (1998-2002) from Bahir Dar University and Diploma in English (1988-1989) from Bahir Dar Teachers’ College. He has the following detailed credentials:


  • PhD Dissertation: Discourses of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control
  • M.A. Thesison: Relevance, Organization and Gender Balanced Messages
  • MBA Thesis on: Mindful Roles of Transformational Leadership: Unmasking The Rifts in Crisis Communication and Diversity Management
  • B. Ed thesis on : Adequacy and Quality of Secondary School English Text Books

Other Publications

  • Unmasking the Missing Links in the Discourses of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Policy on the Ground in South Wollo, Ethiopia (AJBS). Abyss. J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, 7-16 © 2016 Wollo University
  • Potent Communication for Mindful Transformational Leadership: Debunking the Rifts in Crisis Communications and Mindful Leadership Principles (In Selected Ethiopian Universities) Abyss. J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, © 2017 Wollo University
  • COMMUNICATION BEYOND WORDS: Investigating the Polarized Discourses of Conflict Entrepreneurs to secure Peace and Stability in Ethiopian Universities,Abyss. J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, © 2017 Wollo University

Publications on progress:

  • Debunking the Status of Diversity and Multiculturalism Management
  • Coexistence and Interdependence among different Ethnic groups
  • Successor and Followership Management in Ethiopian Universities
  • Quality of Education of Thwarted by HIV/AIDS
  • Digital Transformation and Digital Intelligences
  • The Status of University-Industry Linkages in Ethiopia against Germany
  • The Roles of Intellectuals/Elites for Peace and Resilience Building in Ethiopia


  1. Higher Education Leadership and Management, Organized by GIZ STEP, from 11th of July to 12th of October 2017, Germany
  2. Certified Logistics and Supply Chain Management Professional,20th Feb,2017 by Laurels Training Institute, Dubi
  3. Computer Solutions for Professionals (CSP) Basic Computer Skills, Oct25, 2008
  4. SPSS Training by Dokimas Computer Training, May 26, 2012, AA
  5. Management Training program on Emergence Management and Media, August, 2019
  6. Training of Trainers on “SISTERS INFORMING SISERS ABOUT TOPICS ON AIDS(SISTA)” April 11-14, 2013
  7. Mentorship on Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement program


  1. Crisis Communication and Reconciliation
  2. Peace Education and Resilience building, Conflict Management and Peace building
  3. Business Communication
  4. Leadership(Mindful Leadership, Resonant, Transformational Leadership)
  5. Gender Pride and Positive thinking
  6. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Mitigation


  • Professional in Health Communication, Business Communication, Industrial Communication, Leadership Communication, Crisis Communication, Intercultural Communication, etc.


  • Excellent command ofAmharicas Mother Tongue
  • Very good Command of English being Professional in the area