In 1951, before the University of Liberia came into existence, there already existed Liberia College, founded in 1862. But the formation of the Liberia College would not have been possible without a special group of benefactors called the Trustees of Donation for Education in Liberia (TDEL).
TDEL provided the seed money that ensured the construction of the first building for Liberia College. End of story?
Nope. If you want to hear more about how Liberia College was founded, and what precipitated its formation, then please, please, don’t miss this lecture titled, “The 19-Century Origins of the University of Liberia.” It will be presented by Mr. Charles Newhall, a member of TDEL. The lecture takes place in the UL Auditorium on Capitol Hill at 1 PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Mr. Newhall is in the country as part of a three-person delegation visiting the UL to assess TDEL’s projects.
It can be recalled that on March 11, 2019, the Centennial Commencement Committee was formally inducted into office and given the mandate to plan, organize and execute monthly centennial events.