- Published: 19 September 2016
The current President, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, after seven years of an accomplished and honorable tenure of office, has elected to retire. Therefore, the University of Liberia, Liberia’sflagship institution of higher learning, is accepting applications or nominations for the position of president. Founded in 1862 as Liberia College, the institution became the University of Liberia in 1951 by an Act of the National Legislature. Currently, there are approximately 18,000 students from all parts of the country, as well as foreign students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. The President of the Republic of Liberia is Visitor to the University of Liberia and the authority for the governance over the University is vested in the Board of Trustees.
- Published: 24 July 2016
Since becoming President of the University of Liberia in 2008, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis has split his time between running the institution and finding external support from partners and donors to close the funding gap often left behind by Government’s limited budgetary subsidy.
Now, thanks to Dr. Dennis’ leadership, another external support has come to the university. As with two previous ones, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under its Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption Project (LPAC) has entered a Memorandum of Corporation with the University of Liberia to support the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law.
- Published: 08 July 2016
A renowned Liberian poet and writer Dr Patricia Jabbeh Wesley read as many of her poems, as well as from her forthcoming memoir, Living Miracles, in the auditorium of the University of Liberia, her alma mater.
The reading was Dr Patricia Wesley’s first at the University of Liberia, telling the audience how glad she was for the opportunity to read her poetry, many of them influenced by traditional and contemporary Liberian life and culture.
She began by reading from excerpts from her forthcoming memoir, Living Miracles, which chronicles some of the harrowing and gut-wrenching experiences she witnessed during the Liberian civil war.