Black Scholar Named Ambassador to Nigeria

Robin Renee Sanders is enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in the western suburbs of Pittsburgh. But Sanders will be taking some time off from her studies. Recently she was sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Nigeria.

Sanders is a graduate of Hampton University. She holds two master’s degrees from Ohio University, one in international relations and the other in communications and journalism.

Sanders is a career member of the foreign service and has worked in numerous diplomatic posts. She has also worked for the National Security Council under two presidents.