Dr. Annie Nadu Cooper was appointed Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the University in 2015 by the Rt. Rev. Seth O. Lartey, Bishop of the Western West Africa Episcopal District (WWAED) and President of the WWAED’s Educational Council. Prior to her appointment and over the years, she served on the University’s Board as Secretary and Vice Chairperson respectively.
In 1999, she received a Degree of Philosophy in the Humanities (HONORIS CAUSA) from the A. M. E. Zion University, and in 2000, she was the recipient of the prestigious Bishop James Varick Freedom Medal of the A. M. E. Zion Church. Dr. Cooper was the first lay person in the history of the A. M. E. Zion Church which was founded in 1796, and first female in the history of the Liberia Annual Conference which was established in 1910, to be appointed as the Administrative Assistant to the Bishop.
In 2008, Dr. Cooper was Honorably retired from the World Health Organization after 28 years of service.
In 2018 she was presented with the WWAED Meritorious Service Award “in recognition of 20 years of selfless, devoted and outstanding leadership as Bishop’s Administrative Officer for the Liberia Conference”, by Bishop Hilliard K. Dela Dogbe, presiding bishop, President of the Educational Council.
Dr. Cooper is a committed and dedicated member of the A. M. E. Zion Church since childhood and continues to render her time, energy and resources in the upliftment of the A. M. E. Zion Church and its educational institutions.