Until his appointment to St. Margaret, Prof. Sraku-Lartey was the Founding President of the Presbyterian University College, Ghana. He served in this position at the Presbyterian University from 1st October 2002 to 31st August 2014, almost 14 years of service, when he retired from there. He was the prime mover in the establishment of the University which came into existence on 23rd November 2003. Indeed, steered the affairs of the University to its present status where the University grew from one campus to five campuses, with a population increasing from 55 to over 3000, and for the past five years the university was consistently ranked among the five top universities in Ghana and among the top 100 in Africa.
Before his appointment to the highest office of the Presbyterian University, Prof. Sraku-Lartey was an Associate Professor at the Kwame Nkrumah University Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, where he worked for over twenty years (1982-2002). During his time at the KNUST, he served in many positions including being the Professorial representative on the University Council and on a number of occasion stood in for the Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor. He was the Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department and Director of the Institute of Mining and Mineral Engineering, a member of KNUST Council, and the National Accreditation Board representing KNUST.
He had his secondary education at the Suhum Secondary Technical School from 1965-1970 where he obtained his O’ Levels. In Form Five he was the Senior Prefect. From Suhum he proceeded to Mfantsipim School for his A’ Levels.
Professor Sraku-Lartey obtained his BSc. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (1972-1976) and his Ph.D. from the Camborne School of Mines in England (1977-1981), now part of the University of Exeter in the UK.
Prof. Kofi Sraku-Lartey is married to a very supportive wife, Mrs. Margaret Sraku-Lartey, with whom he has four sons.
He is a staunch Presbyterian and a committed Christian.