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university administrator

Joseph Getehmnah Morris, Liberian university administrator. Recipient Official United Nations Commemorative medal, 1986, various national education awards.

Background

Morris, Joseph Getehmnah was born on November 11, 1929 in Kpoomkpala, Bong County, Liberia. Son of Keamu and Neagar (Gonlellel) Gayne.

Education

Bachelor, University Liberia, 1954. Master of Science in Education, University Wisconsin, 1958. Postgraduate, Pennsylvania State University, 1959.

Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1968.

Career

Education aide in-service teacher training Agency for International Development, Monrovia, Liberia, 1955-1957. Director teacher education Ministry of Education, 1959-1964, executive secretary for United Nations Educational, 1969-1970, assistant minister, 1972-1975, deputy minister, 1976-1977. Liberian ambassador to Sierra Leone, 1978-1984.

President University Liberia, 1985-1987. Delaware United Nations Educational Conference on Educational Needs of Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1961, 16th Session of General Conference United Nations Educational, Paris, 1970, Conference of Chief Technology Advisors, United Nations Educational, Paris, 1975, 4th Ordinary Session of Ministerial Council of Mano River Union, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1977, American Association State Colleges and Universities Conference, Washington, 1985. Participant International Dialogue in Africa, Buoake, Ivory Coast, 1969, Khumasi, Ghana, 1975.

Membership

Member Liberian National Population Commission, since 1986, President Tolbert's Party on a State visit to Uganda, 1976. Chairman Liberian National Commission for International Year of Peace, 1986, A.M.E.Ch. Member Association African Universities, International Association University Presidents (head High Commission for Peace 1985), West African Examinations Council, Liberian Research Association, National Teachers Association Liberia, American Association School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, football, basketball.

Connections

Married Cecelia Adelaide Morris, April 11, 1959. Children: Joseph Junior, Clement, Charlene, Rachel, Genelaide, Barbara, Cecelia.

father:
Keamu Gayne

mother:
Neagar (Gonlellel) Gayne

spouse:
Cecelia Adelaide Morris

child:
Joseph Junior Morris

child:
Clement Morris

child:
Charlene Morris

child:
Rachel Morris

child:
Genelaide Morris

child:
Barbara Morris

child:
Cecelia Morris