The president of the University of Liberia, Professor Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, has appointed Mr. Norris Tweah as the new vice president for University Relations, University of Liberia. His appointment took effect as of December 1, 2014. Tweah replaces Prof. Dr S. Momolu Getaweh, who is now the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Institution.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tweah served as Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism. He served for more than seven years at the Ministry and had received three appointments from Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.
As part of his core responsibilities at the University of Liberia, vice president Tweah is to establish an effective public relations system and strategy that will promote the goals of the University and create the most positive image and branding of the nation’s premier University; engage in lobbying exercises on behalf of the University; articulate the values of the University to the developmental needs of the local and external community, testify, when necessary, on behalf of the university before Government and Non-Government agencies and bodies, both foreign and national, as well as assume oversight of the UL Public Affairs, UL Postal Office and the UL Protocol Activities.
Vice president Tweah is also encouraged to seek academic faculty rank within a UL Department and College of his expertise.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Development Administration (MDA) and a Bachelor’s in Communication from the Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia. He was admitted to the Liberian Bar Association in August 2014 to practice law in Liberia.