SSU president travels to West Africa to strengthen ties with academic institutions

Updated: 2/28/2014 12:26 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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SAVANNAH—Savannah State University (SSU) President Cheryl D. Dozier is visiting three institutions in West Africa to establish research, study abroad and exchange program opportunities.

In Ghana, Dozier will join SSU Social Work Professor Roenia Deloach and six SSU students, who are spending the spring semester at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as part of an exchange program. At KNUST, Dozier will meet with the vice chancellor, provosts, deans, chairs, faculty and students. They will evaluate the partnership between SSU and KNUST and discuss ways to improve the study abroad and exchange programs.

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In Liberia, Dozier and a delegation of SSU professors will meet with academic and governmental officials. The delegation includes Deloach; Terri Clay and Norbert Chandler, assistant professors in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree program; and Samuel Dolo, professor of Mathematics.  At the University of Liberia, Dozier will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with President Emmet Dennis and meet with university officials and students. At the African Methodist Episcopal University, she will meet with President Joseph Isaac, senior leaders, faculty and students to establish the foundation for a strong cooperative agreement between the two institutions. The delegation will also meet with the U.S. ambassador to Liberia, the USAID director for Liberia as well as Liberia’s vice president and foreign minister. The faculty members will explore the possibility of establishing academic and training programs in Liberia.

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