U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Earns Doctorate at Robert Morris University

One of the graduates at this spring’s commencement ceremony at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh was the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria. Robin R. Sanders, who was named ambassador to Nigeria in 2007 by President George W. Bush, received a Ph.D. in communications and information systems.

The Robert Morris University doctoral program, which is geared toward professionals with demanding jobs, requires students to be on campus for 75 days over a three-year period. Students spend one week on campus in August and January and they also take classes on campus every fifth weekend.

Dr. Sanders is a graduate of Hampton University. She holds two master’s degrees from Ohio University.