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Liberian Education and Business Conference Highlights

President and CEO, Global Strategies for Good
Cynthia Lynn Blandford

As Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia and President and CEO of Global Strategies for Good, LLC, it gives me great pleasure to provide you with the “Issues in Tertiary Education in Liberia” 2012, The Global Bridge Connecting Education, Business and Community Conference, Impact Report for your review and consideration. We have attempted to provide you with a high-level review of the impact of the 2012 conference and a summary of the major discussion points of the panelists. Read the  Impact Report Executive Summary_Web version here.

We also shared highlights of the various meetings and site-visits held at the University of Liberia and Fendel Campuses and provided some recommendations and suggestions for next steps, including fundraising strategies, the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between UL and CAU, and the launching of a 1-2 week student exchange program between the UL and CAU student government associations next year, to name a few.

We know that there is much work left to be done.  However, we are committed to moving this work forward with Clark Atlanta University, the Association of Liberian Universities (ALU) , business stakeholders and the community to help further the discussions on improving tertiary education in Liberia.  We are particularly interested in furthering our discussions with the business community to better understand the skills needed to help put people to work and to help improve the quality of life for Liberians.

A special thanks and appreciation to His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, and his staff, Chief of Staff, Steve Stevquoah, George Saah, Public Relations; Dr. Carlton Brown, President, Clark Atlanta University (incoming University Consortium for Liberia Chair); Dr. Emmet Dennis, President, the Association of Liberian Universities and the University of Liberia; Dr. Walter Wiles, UL’s Vice President Institutional Advancement and Dr. Siaam Naami, ALU’s Secretary General; Dr. Albert Coleman, Ministry of Education, and UL’s Michelle Stubblefield, for their vision and support of this important work.  To Henry Taylor, CAU’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations and Katrina Strickland, Executive Director, Global Leadership Academy for their tireless efforts and in coordinating CAU’s faculty involvement and to the outstanding contributions of the CAU faculty including Dr. Charles Moses, Dean, School of Business Administration, Dr. Olu Olatidoye, Professor, Engineering and Computer Science, Dr. Eric Mintz, Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Paul Brown, Director of Global Education, Study Abroad and Student Exchange.

Finally, to my Chief of Staff, Maryalice O. Moses and Ardella Y. Blandford, Special Assistant for their commitment and excellent work and to our speakers, volunteers and interns for taking the time and effort to make their contributions to this important conversation.  A special thanks to Wilfred T. Harris, Advance Team Lead, Wellington VanPelt, Moderator, U.K. Jones, Photography/Videography, Darren Wilkins, IT Support and Press Coordinator Joseph Reeves, Chairman of the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA) for their leadership and support.  Appreciation to our student Interns Saki Golafale,  UL Class of 2011 Chemistry, Melvinia Jallah, A.M.E. University Business Major and Brezhnev Passewe, UL Sociology for providing excellent service and assistance to our U.S. Delegation.

Of course this work could not be done without our sponsors including GSG, the Liberian Consulate, the Liberian Government, Delta Air Lines, CAU, UL, ALU, the Mayor of Monrovia, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, Link2Link and J.Lane Media.

I look forward to the future and in working with you!

Cynthia Lynn Blandford