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UOG board selects Dr. Thomas Krise as president

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After over an hour of executive sessions, the University Of Guam Board Of Regents voted for the next UOG President. Dr. Robert Underwood, secretary of the Board did not participate in the vote. He did pick names of each regent to announce their top choice the vote is as follows:

Chris Felix -Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez 

Dr. Hyo Sang Ji - Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez 

Chairperson Elizabeth Gayle -Dr. Thomas Krise 

Regent Jerold Filush- Dr. Thomas Krise 

Regent Liza Provido- Dr. Thomas Krise 

Regent Jillette Leon Guerrero Vice Chair-Dr. Thomas Krise 

Student Regent Annie Faye Camacho-Dr. Bruce Murphy 

Treasurer Elvin Chiang-Dr. Bruce Murphy 

However, for a President to be selected they must have 5 votes. After 25-30 minutes of a second executive session, the Board returned for another vote. All members voted same but two who voted for Dr. Bruce Murphy switched their votes to Dr. Krise.

A motion passsed naming Dr. Thomas Krise the next President of UOG. The next step is the negotiation process, though no word yet on how long that process will take.

 Krise is the former President of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where he continues to serve as President Emeritus and Professor of English. Prior to PLU, he was Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.Krise was selected amongst the other finalists: Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, Dr. Bruce Murphy, and Dr. Ronald Larsen, Krise will replace Underwood, who served as UOG President for ten years.

He retired on May 4th, but agreed to serve as interim president until the presidential search was completed.
 

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