Suakoko — The 169 newly minted graduates of Cuttington University School of Graduate and Professional Studies and President Herman Browne bid farewell to the university at the 14th Commencement Convocation on April 17.
Dr. Romelle Horton, former Vice President for Academic Support Services of the African Methodist University, will replace Browne as president of the university.
In his farewell message, Browne said: "When the post lockdown resumed October 2020, it became clear that we might have carried the university as far as we could possibly; and we informed the Board that come August 2021, we will not seek to renew our contract."
He added: "With honor we took up this assignment as president of the university, and with honor, today, we lay it down. We deem it prudent to remove ourselves from Cuttington equation, on an occasion as auspicious as this."
"Cuttington is in good hands with the choice of our successor. We will at this convocation, turn over the seal of office to an admired and respected alumina of Cuttington University."
Browne, who leaves Cuttington after five years to contest the upcoming election for new Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Liberia, one last time implored students -- as he often has -- to take on the world's troubles.
"Courage to tackle the most difficult problems and venture into uncharted territory is critical for any institution, and it's also critical for you. In so many institutions, fear and mediocrity track along the same well-worn paths. Avoid those paths at all cost," he said.