University of Liberia Alumni Association Inducts Newly Elected officials
Monrovia – Officials of the Alumni Association of the University of Liberia (AAUL) have been inducted into office at a program held on Friday, October 18, 2019 in the Auditorium of the University’s Capitol Hill campus.
The Alumni officials inducted into office include Mr. James S. Davis, II, president; Mr. Martin W. Pennie, vice president for administration; W. Mr. Namusa Geelor, vice president for operations; and Madam Fatu R. Tipoteh, vice president for international affairs.
The rest of the officials are Mr. Ernest B. Waylee, Secretary-General; Mr. Matthew S.K. Wreh, Assistant Secretary-General; Mr. Aaron Ben, Financial Secretary; Madam Cleopatra K. Taylor, Treasurer and Rev. C – Musa Sheriff, Chaplain.
The officials were inducted into office by the keynote speaker Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).
In the keynote address, Mr. Nah challenges the Alumni officials to demonstrate integrity in their leadership for the growth of the institution.
He suggests some practical means through which the Alumni and the University Authorities could generate money, which include renting the institution’s facilities, naming buildings and classrooms after companies and collecting fees for vehicles packed on the University campuses.
Making remarks at the occasion, UL Vice President for Administration Prof. Weade Kobbah – Boley welcomes the Alumni Association’s call for a need to have an endowment fund, stressing the importance of the Fund being monitored by the Administration of the University to ensure transparency.
Prof. Kobbah – Boley discloses that last year the University dedicated a $2.4m pre-clinical dormitory for the medical school at the Fendall campus in response to Mr. Nah’s question as to what structure the University has built over the past years.
Also speaking, UL Vice President for Institutional Development and Planning, Associate Prof. Geegbae A. Geegbae enjoins the AAUL to strengthen its communication strategy and to develop its own database so that it can have the total involvement of the Association and the University.
Mr. James S. Davis, II, discloses in his induction speech that the Association in partnership with the Alumni in the Americas has planned to raise $600,000 in five years to construct a multi – purpose building with a capacity of 5,000 persons in Fendall to help generate revenues for the University.
According to Mr. Davis, the Association under his leadership will be functional, productive and represent the interest and welfare of the University.