The University Consortium for Liberia

 Honorary Consulate General, Republic of Liberia Presents…

An Exclusive Red-carpet event honoring education, empowerment and community in Liberia!


2016 Gala Invite

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About the Consortium

Learn more from the UCL Brochure.

The University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) is the brainchild of Cynthia Lynn Blandford, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Liberia for the State of Georgia. UCL is a network of colleges, universities, and other educationally oriented institutions in the State of Georgia whose mission is “To lift Liberia by coordinating diverse academic efforts for increased impact.” The network was launched in June of 2009 with the endorsement of Ambassador M. Nathaniel Barnes.

In 2009, two formal agreements were signed between the University of Liberia (UL) and institutions of higher learning from the State of Georgia (USA). The signing of the two agreements linking UL to major universities in the State of Georgia reflects the growing momentum of the network with regard to academic, technological, and entrepreneurial exchanges with the Republic of Liberia.

The first, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) originating from the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, cements the relationship between UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UL’s College of Agriculture and Forestry.

The second, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) originating from Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta, opens the door for the creation of a Gender Studies Program at UL by linking GSU’s College of Arts and Sciences and UL’s Liberia College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Dr. Emmet Dennis, President of UL, signed the agreements, which were presented by Dr. Layli Phillips Maparyan, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at GSU and Chair of the ULC.