UOG board selects Dr. Thomas Krise as president - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

UOG board selects Dr. Thomas Krise as president

Posted: Updated:

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.
 

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Guam sees record high for visitors in March

    Guam sees record high for visitors in March

    March was another record month for visitor arrivals. The Guam Visitors Bureau reports the 146,332 tourists marked a 6.2 percent increase over last year and was the best-ever for March. Japanese visitors increased by 18.4 percent, and there were an additioMore >>
    March was another record month for visitor arrivals. The Guam Visitors Bureau reports the 146,332 tourists marked a 6.2 percent increase over last year and was the best-ever for March. Japanese visitors increased by 18.4 percent, and there were an additioMore >>
  • Gutierrez will get new space with office bid packet

    Gutierrez will get new space with office bid packet

    Former Gov. Carl Gutierrez should be moving into a new office soon According to documents obtained from Adelup, an invitation for bid has gone out to rent office space for the "Council of Advisors"The bid for office space - according to a letter from theMore >>
    Former Gov. Carl Gutierrez should be moving into a new office soon According to documents obtained from Adelup, an invitation for bid has gone out to rent office space for the "Council of Advisors"The bid for office space - according to a letter from the More >>
  • UOG honors first inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame

    UOG honors first inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame

    The University of Guam Triton Athletics Department honored the first two classes of their Athletic Hall of Fame at the UOG Calvo Field House lobby with a ceremony, opening the Wall of Fame. UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer said, "The Wall of Fame will sMore >>
    The University of Guam Triton Athletics Department honored the first two classes of their Athletic Hall of Fame at the UOG Calvo Field House lobby with a ceremony, opening the Wall of Fame. UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer said, "The Wall of Fame will sMore >>
Powered by Frankly