I bring you greetings from the Board of Directors, Vice Presidents, Deans and Chairpersons of the various colleges, faculty, and Administrative staff of the university. I also bring you greetings from my family here in Liberia and abroad.
For some of us, 365 days seem like just yesterday and sooner or later we will be changing our date line from 2021 to 2022. That is a reality that I have come to accept since I joined the United Methodist University of Liberia family on June 22, 2021. In six months, a lot has happened that is shaping the outlook of this institution on the one hand and our individual lives on the other. For this I want to be grateful to God first and to our partnership and team work.
To the students of this University, let me hail you for your cooperation in teaming up with me, your instructors, and your fellow students in making these last six months of 2021 an exciting time together. Though tough as things may have been, reasoning together was the best we could have done to get to a beautiful end as indicated by the many gifts and awards received from you. I therefore wish you all a pleasant festive season and a fulfilled New Year ahead.
To the deans, chairpersons, and teaching staff, I salute you from the depth of my heart for supporting the stance of my leadership in making visible what quality education represents. Getting started is always rough, but not giving up smoothens the roughness with time. From where I sit, the love and care with which you handle our students is drawing more students to this institution. May your holiday season be filled with God’s blessings.
To my Vice Presidents and staff, what would these months that I have spent at this university be like if I didn’t have your cooperation, love, and friendship? Thank you for standing with, for, and by me as we move the United Methodist University of Liberia in a positive direction. As we bring these first six months of my administration to a close and conclude the business of 2021, let me
wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a blessed 2022.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono
United Methodist University of Liberia