The Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia Cynthia Blandford and Dr. Weeks, President of the University of Liberia meet with Georgia State University leadership Dr. Gwen Benson, Associate Dean, Dr. Susan Ogletree and others to discuss a partnership around Early Childhood Education between GSU and UL. GSU will visit Liberia in December 2018 with the President of the UCL Cynthia Blandford to attend UL’s Convocation Ceremony and for faculty curriculum discussions. Clark Atlanta University is also expected to visit UL this December with a focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.Read More
Dr. Ophelia Weeks, President of the University of Liberia, and Cynthia Blandford the Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia, present handmade Liberian clock to the President of Clark Atlanta University Dr. Ronald Johnson for providing two full academic scholarships to Liberian students studying chemistry.
Last month, The UCL brought the University of Liberia(UL) and the University of Georgia (UGA) together to further partnership discussions. During the August meeting, UL President Ophelia Weeks and UGA Assistant Dean and Director of the Global Programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dr. Amrit Bart each represented their institution. The two discussed partnership with a specific focus on Agribusiness.
Both parties came to an agreement, which was completed and signed on August 7, 2017. Click Here to read the MOU between UL and UGA.
As campuses across the state of Georgia open and students return to school, a group of 12 Savannah State University students and 2 Savannah State University professors will have exciting stories to share from their Summer study abroad in Liberia.
Associate professor and interim chair of the social work department Dr. Roenia DeLoach and assistant professor of social work Dr. Adrien Anderson led the students on the trip in mid-July. While in Liberia, UCL president and Liberia’s Honorary Consul General in Georgia, Cynthia Blandford hosted the group with University of Liberia president Dr. Emmet Dennis. The group also met with US ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder.
Over the course of the week-long trip, the Savannah State team discussed establishing a social work program with the University of Liberia and the African Methodist Episcopal University. The group also explored post-Ebola recovery strategies for orphans, other areas of partnership and follow-ups on books donated by Savannah State University.
This group is a shining example of the experiences that UCL facilitates and the benefits of academic partnerships. View photos of the Savannah State team at the University of Liberia below.Read More