Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has provided tremendous leadership in the development of their relationship with the Republic of Liberia. They hosted an international conference on Education and Industry in Liberia where over 200 participated along with seven college presidents from Liberia, including President Brown from CAU and four members of their faculty. Industry experts included Delta Air Lines, the Coca-Cola Bottlers, Mittal Steel, Firestone, Sime Darby and others discussing how industry and academic should work more closely together to help prepare the workforce of tomorrow. CAU and UL also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to demonstrate their commitment moving forward.
As a UCL member school, CAU also provided 2 full-time academic scholarships to Saki Golafale and Varbah Sorsor, graduates of the University of Liberia to attend CAU on a Masters Degree program in Chemistry. Students have maintained a 3.0 and above GPA and are seeking support toward their PhD program before returning to Liberia. The UCL leadership is also working with CAU and the University of Liberia (UL) to establish a world-class science and laboratory program at UL and is currently establishing an international advisory committee to provide resources and support. CAU also hosted the Liberian Embassy staff at a UCL luncheon and later hosted the Liberian Ambassador to the U.S. Jeremiah Sulunteh at CAU to further discussions on how to strengthen relationships between CAU and Liberia.