by Sabrina Salas Matanane
Guam - Dr. Robert Underwood will remain as President of the University of Guam for the next two years. The University of Guam Board of Regents has renewed his contract for two more years with the option to extend for an additional year. According to a media release the option would be exercised mutually by Underwood and the Board as part of a transition period to new leadership.
"I am honored by the Board's confidence in me to continue leading this great university," said Underwood. "Each day I am inspired by the passion and commitment of our faculty and staff and by the achievements of our students and alumni throughout the region and around the world."
Dr. Underwood became the 10th president of the University of Guam in 2008.
Meanwhile the Board of Regents elected William Leon Guerrero as its Chairperson. Leon Guerrero is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank of Guam. Other elected officers included:
Regent Marcos Fong as Vice Chairperson, Regent Antoinette Sanford as Treasurer and Regent Mariflor Herrero as representative to the Regent Nominating Council. Student Regent-Elect Vinni Orsini will replace outgoing Student Regent Anthony Quenga in May.
Appreciation was extended to outgoing Chairperson, Dr. W. Chris Perez whose term ends in July.