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Governance

The IUGB Foundation is governed by a diverse and accomplished Board of Directors that shares the belief that investing in higher education in Africa is key to the continent’s economic advancement. This is especially so in Cote d’Ivoire, and the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa where well-educated and skilled personnel are in such short supply. The Board is committed to IUGB’s vision of becoming a “Regional Center of Excellence” because in doing so, the University will expand the pool of high quality graduates while serving as a model that can be emulated throughout Africa.

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IUGB Board Members

 

Keith E. Brown, served a 29-year career with the U.S. Agency for International Development where he held the highest career rank in the Foreign Service as Career Minister. read more…

cannonDr. Debra F. Cannon is the Director and Associate Professor of Hospitality at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. read more…

 

dearAmbassador Alice M. Dear, banker, diplomat and Africanist, is President of A.M. Dear & Associates. As an international business consultant, she draws on her expertise in banking and operational experience in Africa that spans 30 years. Read more…

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William E. Fitzgibbon, III earned both his BA and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University in 1968 and 1972 respectively. He is currently serving as Dean of the College of Technology of University of Houston. read more…

 


Mr. William I. Garner, Esq., Contracts Manager, Raytheon Corporation. Attorney Garner leads negotiations of critical new business captures and is responsible for compliance with complex Federal Acquisition Regulations. read more…


Dr. Sidney E. Harris, Professor, Georgia State University (Chairman). Dr. Harris is a Professor of Information Systems, Management and International Business and Former Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at GSU. read more…

 


John F. Hicks (US Ambassador ret.), IUGB USA Representative (Executive Director). Amb. Hicks joined IUGB as their U.S. Representative in August 2011 upon retiring from GSU as Associate Provost for International Affairs. read more…


Mr. Samuel Koffi, Chief Operating Officer, IUGB oversees the daily operations and development. He has been the driving force behind the creation of IUGB and the establishment of partnerships with U.S. universities. read more…

 


Mr. Serge Thiémélé is a Partner at Ernst & Young, Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA) and Head of Transactions Advisory Services for Francophone African Countries. read more…

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Thomas E. White Jr., Managing Director of Sales Florida District. (Vice Chairman). Thomas White serves as the Managing Director of Sales of the Florida District for UPS. read more…