Robin R. Sanders

Robin Renee Sanders (born 1954) is the former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) from 2003 to 2005, and to Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. She is a 2010 D.Sc. graduate of Robert Morris University.[1][2] and served as Deputy Commandant at the Eisenhower Resource College at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. She has received numerous awards on her work with and advocacy for Africa small businesses and Africa Diaspora issues, and six award from the Department of State. She also served twice as the Director for Africa at the National Security Council at the White House, and received the medal of honor from the President of Republic of Congo

Robin Renee Sanders
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United States Ambassador to Republic of Congo
In office
November 15, 2002 – 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byDavid H. Kaeuper
Succeeded byRobert Weisburg
United States Ambassador to Nigeria
In office
October 29, 2007 – August 27, 2010
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byJohn Campbell
Succeeded byTerence McCulley
Personal details
Born1954 (age 66–67)
Alma materHampton University
Ohio University
Robert Morris University

Early life and educationEdit

Sanders was born in 1954[3] and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and Master of Arts in International Relations and Africa Studies and a Master of Science in Communications Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Her doctorate degree is in Information Systems and Communications.


  1. ^ "Nigeria: HIV/Aids - Gains of Partnership With the U.S.",, 30 November 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2013
  2. ^ "US ambassador to Nigeria earns Robert Morris degree",, May 8, 2010
  3. ^ "Robin Renee Sanders (1954-)". Office of the Historian. Retrieved 4 January 2019.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo
November 15, 2002 – July 16, 2005
Succeeded by
Preceded by United States Ambassador to Nigeria
October 29, 2007 – August 27, 2010
Succeeded by