About The William V.S. Tubman University Foundation

1 - The William V.S. Tubman University Foundation, Inc. is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person.  

2 - The purposes of the Foundation as stated in the Certificate of Incorporation are:

“To receive, hold, take, administer, solicit, invest, sell, distribute funds, and any other donations and/or property, gifts or bequests for the support, development and enhancement of Higher education and educational opportunity for Liberian Students as well as others from nations at the WVS Tubman University at Harper, Maryland County, Liberia.”

The Board of Directors shall in its discretion, manage and control the property, affairs, concerns, and operations of the Foundation according to the purposes of the Foundation.

Tubman University Foundation Board Members

Elizabeth Davis-Russell EdD, PhD - Chair of the Board
President Emerita - Tubman University
Tubman Town, Maryland County, Liberia
Tel: 559-862-6914

Dr. Marsha Boveja Riggio, LPC -S (DC & MD), NCC - Secretary
President, Maryland Association of Marriage & Family Counselors
Executive Director, Maryland Counseling Association


Karen Webb, PhD
President, Antioch University Midwest, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Woodsview Drive, Beavercreek, OH
Tel: 510-387-9353
Bernice Bass de Martinez, PhD - Past Chairman
CSU, Sacramento; Sacramento, CA
Tel: 916-928-2440
Edward Lama Wonkeryor, PhD
President of Tubman University
Tubman Town, Maryland County, Liberia
Tel: +231-888-853-291
James K.B. Collins, PhD
Chairman/CEO, Northgate Risk Management Services,
Cottage Grove, MN
Tel: 651-276-9837
Gerald F.B. Cooper - Chairman E-Brary Campaign Committee
Maritime Cooper Associate Inc., Reston, VA
Tel: 703-937-7248
Christine Sundberg, PhD
University of Colorado at Denver, West 87th Place, Denver, CO
Tel: 303-566-6262
Molly E. Smith, PhD
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor, St. Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way, Lacey, WA
Tel: 360-438-4310
James Elliott, M.D.
Medical Director, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Doctor’s Hospital, Lanham, Maryland.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology George Washington University Medical School, Washington, D.C.
Hope Elder, Esq.,
Law Offices of Hope C. Elder, Witsett Drive, North Highlands, CA
Tel: 916-331-3463
Lesleigh Franklin, PhD
Tel: 415-515-428

Barbara Rose - Lead Advisor to Campaign
New Generation Partnerships, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Tel: 770-952-1604

Vittorio Weeks, CPA, CMA, CFE

Lawrence Wyman
Sulton Campbell Britt Associates
Tel. 301-404-6662

Under the leadership of Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, former Provost at SUNY Cortland, N.Y., the administration is committed to creating a 21st century university characterized by quality and excellence.

The Foundation commemorates Harriet Tubman Centennial with this design challenge as it expands the quest for knowledge leading to transformation for worthy service to humanity.

Harriet Tubman’s inspiration to break past limitations to shoot for the freedom of intellectual pursuits, knowledge to explore new territories, reach across aisles of delineations, reach back to bring the less fortunate forward should be one of the challenges of this extraordinary opportunity for HSBC architectural students to show case their creative talent for future generations.

3 - The Promoters and Managers of the E-brary Project are Marylanders for Progress (Liberia) Inc., a non-profit organization registered in the State of Maryland to generate support for Maryland County, Liberia. www.marylandersforprogress.org

Board Members Meeting 2017 - 2018

Executive Committee Meeting Dates

  • August 26, 2017
  • October 28, 2017
  • December 16, 2017
  • January 26 - 27, 2018 - Face-to-face
  • March 24, 2018
  • June 21 - 24, 2018 - Face-to-face


Quarterly Board Meeting Dates
Jan. 26 - 27 and June 21 - 24 - Annual Face-to-Face in Sacramento, CA


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