Delaware State University Leader Jarso Maley Jallah Appointed Minister of Education for Liberia

Jarso Maley Jallah, associate vice president of student success at historically Black Delaware State University, has been appointed Minister of Education for Liberia, her native country.

Prior to her tenure at Delaware State University, Dr. Jallah held positions with the Community College of Rhode Island and the University of Rhode Island. She began her career with Delaware State University in 2012 as director of academic achievement for the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology. In 2016 she returned to Liberia to serve as deputy director general for training and manpower development at the Liberian Institute for Public Administration. She remained in that role for two years before ultimately returning to Delaware State University in 2019 as executive director of advisement for the Office of Student Success. She was promoted to associate vice president of student success in 2021.

“As the Associate Vice President for Student Success at Delaware State University, Dr. Jallah transformed the unit through her collaborative and transformative leadership. Her implementation of programs and processes to support students has set a new standard of excellence,” said “We are proud to have had her as a member of the DSU community and look forward to seeing her continued success in her new role as the Minister of Education for the Republic of Liberia.”

Dr. Jallah received her bachelor’s degree in communications and sociology, as well as a master’s degree in counseling from Rhode Island College. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Delaware State University.

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