The Liberian leader made the contribution when she launched the university “Capital Fund Raiser,” on May 13, 2016 in Harper City. She also heaped praises on outgoing President, Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, for putting quality system in place for young people in the country in search of learning opportunities.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf led scores of senior government officials, including Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Cabinet Ministers, Deputies and their Assistants, as well as Managing Directors of Public Corporations and Autonomous Agencies. Also gracing the fund raiser included the private sector, and citizens from Maryland County were at the Monrovia City Hall on Friday, May 13th, 2016 to raise funds for the Student Service Center.
Speaking during the Capital Fund Raiser, the Liberian leader said her support to the project is informed by the need to afford young people in that part of the country the opportunity to acquire quality university education; the need to set an example for the kind of high quality education that affords students the opportunity to prepare themselves adequately for the future; and to honor someone who deserves to be honored.
President Sirleaf said it takes a time for special kind of person with special loyalty and commitment, courage, dedication and patriotism to do what the university’s outgoing President, Dr. Elizabeth Davies Russell has done by leaving her prestigious job, family and luxury of good life in the United States of America to return home to give back to her birth place, home and country.
President Sirleaf indicated that the personal commitment and dedication of Dr. Elizabeth Davies Russell and her staffers, coupled with their professional expertise, have made William V. S. Tubman University to stand out among other universities in the country.
The Liberian leader however expressed disquiet over the absence of members of the Maryland County Legislative Caucus from the fund raiser.
Earlier, Dr. Elizabeth Davies Russell said the object of raising funds for the construction of the Student Services Building is to provide a state of the art multi-purposed facility that would serve academic, recreational and resource learning environment for a modern university.