American-Educated Olu Q. Menjay Named President of Tubman University in Liberia

Olu Q. Menjay, who received the bulk of his education in the United States and served as a faculty member at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, has been appointed the fourth president of Tubman University in Liberia. Founded in 1978, the university closed in 1990 due to the Liberian civil war. It reopened in 2008.

Dr. Menjay was an assistant professor in the department of religion at Mercer University. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Menjay served as the executive administrator at the 5,000-member Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In addition, Dr. Menjay has also served in various positions within the Baptist World Alliance, including Vice President (2010-2015), Chair of the Commission on Human Rights Advocacy (2010-2015), and member of the Emerging Leadership Network (2005-2010).

Dr. Menjay is a graduate of Mercer University, where he majored in sociology and religion. He earned a master of divinity degree in practical theology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and a master of sacred theology degree in African religion and cultural studies from Boston University. Dr. Menjsy received his Ph.D. in contextual missiology/education from the University of Wales

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