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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 15, 2009

MAHWAH – George Gonpu, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Economics in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey, was appointed deputy minister for Budget, Ministry of Finance in the Republic of Liberia.  The professor, a resident of Hackensack, New Jersey is on a leave of absence from Ramapo College.

In a letter congratulating the professor, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia’s president, welcomed Gonpu’s ability to make a “meaningful contribution as we strive to move our country forward in a process aimed at enhancing peace, reconciliation and development.”

Gonpu began teaching at Ramapo College in 2000.  Most recently he taught three courses in the college’s Anisfield School of Business, “Money & Economic Activity,” “Introduction to Macroeconomics” and “Management Statistics.”  The professor holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, an M.A. from Northwestern University and a B.S. from the University of Liberia.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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