Webster Ghana Hosts U.S. Ambassador, Assistant Secretary of Commerce

Webster Ghana Hosts U.S. Ambassador, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, hosted the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Marcus Jadotte, in an official visit to the campus.

This visit featured a tour of the campus and interactive session with faculty, students, and staff.

Jadotte is on a two-day official visit to Ghana as part of an educational tour to South Africa, Ghana and Cote D’ivoire.  Webster’s Ghana Campus was his first point of call in Ghana.

They were welcomed by the Webster Ghana campus director,  Christa Sanders, along with senior and junior staff members. Sanders briefed them about the history, current operations and future plans of the Ghana campus.  

The Assistant Secretary of Commerce was very excited to learn that Webster University has established a campus in Africa and is delivering quality American education to the sub-region. He expressed a keen interest in the future development of the Webster Ghana campus, and his entire team, including the U.S. Ambassador, pledged the embassy’s full support behind Webster’s endeavors in Ghana.

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An interactive session between students, faculty, and distinguished guests followed. Jadotte talked about his mission and support for education, while Ambassador Jackson, who has been newly appointed to Ghana, also highlighted his interest in making quality education assessable to more people. There was an opportunity for the students and the faculty to introduce themselves and ask questions.

After a group photo, the ambassador, the assistant secretary, and members of his entourage left the Ghana campus for other meetings in Accra. Though the visit was relatively short, it was quite a historical moment for Ghana in general and Webster University’s Ghana campus in particular.