The President of the Liberia International Christian College (LICC), Dr. Sei Bour, has resigned for what he referred to as ‘administrative reason.’
Located in Ganta, the commercial hub of Nimba County LICC is one of the newly established colleges in Liberia.
The college Board is yet to inform the public the official reason for Dr. Bour’s resignation, but in email exchanges, where his letter of resignation, dated July 4, was attached, Dr. Bour said he cared deeply about the college, “but the issues of negativity have forced me to reassess my position as the president of LICC. Therefore I must make the difficult, but necessary choices that the best for the college, me and my family is to resign.”
Earlier, he said in the opening paragraph of his letter, “When I accepted to serve as president of LICC, I did so with a vision to build this institution into excellence with a focus on the success of the academy and its students.”
He maintained that despite all his achievements, which included the purchase of 24 acres of land, erecting multipurpose buildings on the campus, and the hiring of competent faculty and staff, it appeared there was a lack of agreement between him and the Board of Directors – a situation which, he said, likely undermined LICC’s mission to help rebuild Liberia’s educational standards.
“There is no doubt the recent lack of agreement between myself and the ULICAF Board of Directors has been significant and distracting to our mission of helping to rebuild our nation through education at LICC,” Dr. Bour said. ULICAF is the United Liberia Inland Church Associates and Friends.
He thanked the Board of Directors and all ULICAF members who gave him the opportunity to serve, congratulating them for their achievement since the LICC was established.
Dr. Sei Bour, who has since left for the United States of America, expressed appreciation for the time and experiences with the college.
There has been no response from the Board, since the news of Bour’s resignation started circulating in the county, as efforts since Sunday, October 9, to get a comment from Acting Board Chair Dehpue Zuo through Facebook messages have so far not materialized.
However, an administrative assistant in the president’s office, Henrietta Barhn, posted on her Facebook page that a man identified as Dr. James N. Kermue was introduced by Rev. Karney Dunah, founding member of ULICAF, as interim president of the college.
Established by the United Liberia Inland Church Associates and Friends (ULICAF), the LICC was launched in 2009 with a vision to make available Christ-centered, affordable, and relevant educational opportunities and programs to Liberian students.
The visionary leaders of UNICAF began their ministry in the United States of America with the intention to help Liberian refugees settle in their new culture and community in the USA.
The LICC has a complex built on 24 acres of land in Ganta City, including a modern community research center (library and technology center), an academic building and an under-construction three storey building for the College of Agriculture.
The institution has held four graduations since it was established, and offers Associate of Arts (AA) degrees in Pastoral Theology/Mission, Education, Management, Accounting and Agriculture.