The UOG Board of Regents (BOR) held their most recent meeting on Thursday, April 20 at the RFK Library’s AV room.
The meeting began on a positive note, highlighting the achievements the university has reached so far and other plans for future developments.
BOR Chairperson Antoinette Sanford made opening remarks.
Sanford expressed that UOG will be graduating a set of 300 students, a great improvement from last year’s numbers.
She also said there has been a significant amount of media promotion for the students who are going off-island for research-related activities in support of the mission of the University of Guam Research Corporation.
Further, in the meeting, several resolutions had been approved to expand a few of UOG’s programs and provide other scholarship opportunities to the students.
The Triton Awards Program was also discussed by UOG President and BOR Executive Secretary Robert Underwood and approved by the board.
“The program functions at two parts: one is a revival of university-wide awards and the other is a process of honoring our outstanding employees,” said Underwood.
The board had also approved all resolutions including the Rules and Regulations for the Tritons Athletics Scholarship Program, the Amended rules and Regulations for the Yamashita Teacher Corps and Health Professions Training Scholarship Program, and amending the Rules and Regulations for the Triton Summer Bridge Program for the 2017 Summer Semester and thereafter.
The board members who were present at the April meeting were Antoinette Sanford, Chairperson; Elizabeth Gayle, Vice Chairperson; Elvin Chiang, Treasurer; Robert A. Underwood, Executive Secretary; Regents Jillette Leon-Guerrero, Mariflor Herrero, Chris Felix, Joaquin Santos, Jr., Hyo Sang Ji, and Austin Terlaje (student regent).
Also in attendance at the meeting were representatives from the Student Government Association and various UOG faculty and professors.
According to the UOG website, the University’s Board of Regents has general supervision over UOG.
They “set the policies governing the duties, conditions of employment, compensation, and salary of all University employees.” Part of the BOR’s duty is to also submit an annual budget to the legislature.