Amos C. Sawyer Annual Public Lecture to be Lunched June 15

The Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Liberia and the Amos C. Sawyer Educational Foundation are scheduled to launch Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer Annual Public Lecture on democracy, education, development and governance. This memorial event is intended to honor the later Professor and former Interim President of Liberia.

The flagship program will be launched on June 15, 2024  at the University of Liberia to  celebrate the extraordinary works of an astute statesman, academic  and Pan African with tangible records and service to humanity.

The Amos C. Sawyer Educational Foundation was established by the family of the late Dr. Sawyer  to continue  the  great work of the late  eminent statesman, astute professor and political scientist.

On  Tuesday a  strategy meeting between Representatives of the Board of Trustees of Amos C.  Sawyer Educational Foundation and the academic team of the Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities ran high on all sides with the expectation to host the annual flagship program at the University of Liberia.

The meeting was marked with exchange of ideas  and unique interactive, coupled with open discussion regarding the flagship program. Lots were achieved during the brief time together.

The  meeting  was held at the Thelma E. Duncan Sawyer Faculty Lounge at the UL Fendall Campus, outside Monrovia.

The Dean of Sawyer College, Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gbala-hinnih Gray delivered the welcome remarks and praised the high-powered delegation from the Amos C. Sawyer Educational Foundation for the visit to the college.

The Dean seized the opportunity to provide details achievements, prospects and historical perspective of the College, which he described as the ‘face’ of the University of Liberia with visible progress and successes.

During the Wednesday’s meeting, Dr. Gray constituted a 7-member working Committee to  work with the Sawyer Foundation for the success of the planned June 15 Amos C. Sawyer Lecture Series.

Members of the committee are: Assistant Prof. Roosevelt Tule, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science,  Co-chair; Assistant Prof. Dr. Kula Thompson-Williams, Chairperson, Department of English and Language Studies, Member; Assistant Prof. Dr. Tanya Ansahta Garnett, Associate Dean of Sawyer College and Director of IBB Graduate Program, Member; Mrs. Paula M. Kendor, Chairperson, Department of French Studies, Member; Assistant Prof. Abraham A. Fofana, Associate Prof. Department of Political Science, Secretary, Cllr. Mark Bedor-Wla Freeman, Assistant Prof. Department of English, Social Science and Political Science,  Advisor;  Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gray, Dean of Sawyer College and Professor, IBB Graduate Program, Ex-officio. While the former Senator of River Gee County and astute member of the ACS Educational Foundation, Hon. Conmany B. Wesseh was named Chairman of the committee.

The Chair of the Amos C. Sawyer Educational Foundation in Liberia, Justice Kabinrh M. Ja’neh used the visit to brief  the Dean and the academic team of the Amos C. Sawyer College.

While two others astute members of the foundation, Mrs. Medina Wesseh and Hon. Conmany B. Wesseh also spoke at the interactive meeting.

On April 2, 2022, the once Liberia College was renamed Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities in memory of Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer who served  as a professor and Dean of the College. Dr. Sawyer was a distinguished statesman and astute professor of Political Science, and highly respected.

The ACS College under the supervision of Dean Gray offers BA and BSW degrees in 12 disciplines and its contains 16 academic departments, about 650 sections and 295 faculty members.

It was established in 1862;  the college  is the fourth oldest tertiary institution in Africa and Second in West Africa and first in Liberia. The motto of the College is: ” Cradle of Light ”

The Dean of the College is Prof. Dr. Josephus Moses Gba-hinnih Gray who is also Sharda University in India Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia.

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