Office of the President
Hafa Adai and welcome to the University of Guam!
This campus is your place of learning, your home, and your natural choice for higher education. The University was founded as the Territorial College of Guam in 1952. Since then, it has maintained its accreditation by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1972, we became a U.S. land-grant institution. UOG offers a wide range of degree programs and professional development opportunities that meet the needs of our dynamic island society and the surrounding region.
This year, the University will continue its progression from Good to Great. Each program will evaluate itself using four broad criteria for analysis: 1) Fit to UOG’s Statement of Greatness, 2) Sustainability, 3) Quality, and 4) Demand and Relationships. This process will culminate in a plan to set priorities and resources which will be implemented in AY2014-2015.
You may wonder what this means to you as a student. It means that every program or unit must demonstrate that: it is aligned with and contributes to the University’s greatness; resources are used efficiently and that additional resources are acquired to ensure program/unit sustainability; every program and unit embraces our motto of “excelsior” (ever upward) through the articulation and demonstration of high standards of achievement and quality improvement; and every program/unit is responsive to and involves its customers in present and future planning. It means that UOG’s commitment to providing a quality higher education to you is evident in both word and deed.
As we embark on this journey together, I encourage you to remain committed to your education, explore all that the University has to offer, and take an active role as a member of the University of Guam community. Thank you for making the University of Guam the natural choice for our island and region.
University of Guam President Dr. Robert Underwood is representing Guam at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme Meeting and Pacific Environment Forum 2015 in Apia, Samoa this week.
Faculty from all departments unite at Fall Convocation.
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