UL Opens Book of Condolence for Dr. Ben Roberts
A one-day Book of Condolence to pay respect to the memory of the late Dr. Ben A. Roberts, 11th President of the University of Liberia, will be opened on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 9:30 A.M in the Auditorium of the University of Liberia on the Capitol Hill Campus. The one-day signing of the book of condolence runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The President of the University of Liberia Rev. Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson, Sr. is expected to lead an array of officials of the University of Liberia, including deans, chairs, faculty, staff, and students and alumni to sign the book of condolence.
In announcing the signing of the book of condolence, Dr. Nelson eulogized Dr. Roberts as a valuable member of the University of Liberia family who served with distinction at the highest level of the university administration.
Dr. Roberts was appointed President of the University of Liberia in 1999. He served from 1999 to 2003. Prior to his appointment, he served the university as an Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geography.
Dr. Roberts is a 1969 valedictorian graduate of the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI). He matriculated to the University of Liberia and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. Dr. Roberts received a Master of Science in Economics and a Ph.D. in Geography from California State University and Arizona State University, respectively.
UL invites officials of government, the university family, and the public to join as it honors the fallen President.