On March 5, 2018, H.E. George Weah, Visitor of the University and President of Liberia appointed Dr. Elliot Wreh-Wilson succeeding Dr. Edward Lama Wonkeryor as president of William V.S. Tubman University (TU). Dr. Wreh-Wilson is the third president of the University since its founding in 2009. The University’s founding president Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell served from 2009-2016, while Dr. Wonkeryor, second president served from 2016-March 5, 2018.

Before rejoining TU, Dr. Wreh-Wilson served as Vice President for Academic Affairs of Cuttington University from September 1, 2017- March 2018.  While at Cuttington University, he was able to provide leadership in developing new programs; encouraged faculty participation in program development and provided new policies and set priorities for colleges.

He began his fulltime academic career as a teaching assistant and Instructor at the University of Liberia from 1978-1988. He also served as principal of St. Mary Catholic and Boatswain High Schools in Monrovia, Liberia from 1982-1988. From 1994- 2013,  Dr. Wreh-Wilson  taught at the  Edinboro University, United States of America (USA) with the  rank of Associate Professor and  Chair, Department of Philosophy respectively. Before joining Edinboro University, he taught philosophy at the Middlesex Community College, Massachusetts, United States of America.  In 2014, he received the honor title of Professor Emeritus from Edinboro University. In September 2013, Dr. Wreh-Wilson returned to his native Maryland (Liberia) to join Tubman University as dean of the newest College of Arts & Sciences where he worked until September 2017. While serving as dean at TU, Dr. Wreh-Wilson was able to build an integrated curriculum for each department/unit of the college.

Dr. Wreh-Wilson received his bachelor degree in Philosophy from the St. Paul’s Seminary College, Gbarnga, Liberia in 1977 and his Masters in Philosophy from the   Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA in 1981. His Ph.D. was completed in 1994 at the Boston University with a dissertation entitled: “Community and Morality in African Thought: A Critique of Placide Tempels’ Bantu Philosophy.

Dr. Wreh-Wilson is a member of several professional organizations including: American Philosophical Association, SSHE Assoc. of Philosophy & Religion, EUP African Studies Committee, American Philosophical Teachers among others. He also served as Chair, Board of Directors, Liberia Democracy Initiative, Inc.

His scholarly work includes two books, several papers, lectures, and articles.  Dr. Wreh-Wilson is the author of: Beginning African Philosophy: The Case for African Philosophy past to present (2012) and Race, Rights, and Commonsense (2003).

Dr. Wreh-Wilson is married to Lucinda Wreh-Wilson and has five children and seven grandchildren.

Congratulation Dr. Elliott Wreh-Wilson!

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