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Liberian president applauds IU partnership with University of Liberia

March 11, 2014

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received an 11-member delegation from IU on Feb. 25.

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, far left, with IU School of Nursing representatives, from left, Marion Broome, Deanna Reising, Evelyn Stephenson and Mary Beth Riner, and, from the Office of International Affairs, Dawn Whitehead, second from right.

President Sirleaf applauded the rewarding collaborations between IU and the University of Liberia. 

In recent years, the IU School of Nursing has played a key role to rebuild the science and nursing programs at the University of Liberia.

IU and the University of Liberia are current project partners in a $7.2 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Partnerships are also building between the University of Liberia, the IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis and the IUPUI Honors College.

Liberia ended nearly two decades of civil conflict in 2003. President Sirleaf thanked IU for being part of the solution to rebuild Liberia's human resource capacity.

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