LeGene Quesenberry - Candidate Bio

I am a Provost specializing in strategic planning, risk management, quality assurance and curriculum reform, and capacity building in evolving economies. In Nigeria, I am building out the School of Law and proposing a School of Engineering.  The School of Law is unique in that it is the only program in Nigeria offering courses in Gender, Law and Development, HIV AIDS and the Law, and Alternate Dispute Resolution.

In Bahrain, I established the Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment through the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Center for Leadership focused on women’s participation in government and business.  I established the College of Law within our university and created, with the support of the Ministry of Justice, the curriculum for a Master’s in Human Rights. Previously, I served as the Dean of KIMEP (Kazakhstan), where I founded The Center for Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and achieved endorsements from The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, The American Councils for International Education and the U.S. Central Asia Education Foundation.

I have consulted for Ministries of Education and Ministries of Culture in Russia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates where I developed university curriculum to accelerate economic diversification and increase access. I have worked with the UN, NGOs and USAID in South Africa, Botswana, and Kazakhstan to implement micro-finance initiatives for ecotourism and the fine arts.

I was one of the first entrepreneurs to be invited to do business with the PRC in 1980 and served as CEO of that import business for fifteen years. 

I began my legal career as a Law Clerk for the Crown Counsel in Hong Kong.

I have been a Professor of law and ethics specializing in assessment, accreditation and continuous improvement of education and legal reform.