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 Schuster Webb, PhD
President of Union Institute and University
Cincinnati, OH
Tel: 510-387-9353
Sherika N. Miller, CPA, CFE - TREASURER
TEL: 301-254-8152
Professor Elliott Wreh-Wilson, PhD.
President of Tubman University
Tubman Town, Maryland County, Liberia
Tel: +231-888-973-646
Hope Elder, Esq.,
Law Offices of Hope C. Elder, Witsett Drive, North Highlands, CA
Tel: 916-331-3463
Bernice Bass de Martinez, PhD - Past Chairman
CSU, Sacramento; Sacramento, CA
Tel: 916-928-2440
Lesleigh Franklin, PhD
Tel: 415-515-428
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
Gerald F.B. Cooper - Chairman E-Brary Campaign Committee
Maritime Cooper Associate Inc., Reston, VA
Tel: 703-937-7248
Lawrence Wyman
Sulton Campbell Britt Associates
Tel. 301-404-6662
Barbara Rose - Lead Advisor
President & Senior Partner
New Generation Partnerships, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Tel: 770-952-1604
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.
Seth Asumah, PhD
Chairperson of Africa Studies Department, SUNY Cortland, New York

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 2019

Executive Committee Meeting Dates

  • March 16, 2019
  • May 18, 2019


Board Meeting Dates
July 12 & 13 - Annual Face-to-Face in Loudoun County, Virginia


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