Annette T. Santos, PhD
School of Business & Public Administration
Welcome to the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. We are at the forefront, engaging in opportunities where “America’s Day Begins” in the Western Pacific. Resilience is our motto, where we have managed to do more with less by strategically leveraging limited resources across multiple partners, in order to effectively support our various stakeholders’ needs.
Recognizing the importance of leading change, the School has built and strengthened partnerships with private businesses, non-profit organizations, and local and U.S. federal government agencies. Faculty are engaged in professional memberships and boards, both nationally and locally. The School has representation with the local Association for Government Accountants, Guam Chamber of Commerce, Guam Chapter of American CPA’s, Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association, Guam Society for Human Resources Management, and Guam Visitors Bureau. Student chapters and/or clubs avail of such professional memberships through the guidance and support of respective SBPA faculty advisors. In addition to their primary roles of teaching and scholarship, faculty also serve in a variety of commissions, boards, and committees in the community. Most classroom sessions are augmented with professional guest speakers from various industries and professions.
We have built solid partnerships with professional associations in various disciplines within the private and public sectors, and enjoy outstanding support from our Advisory Council. These include representatives from across key industries and disciplines on Guam who engage as ambassadors for the School, and participate in part with curricula review, research support, and fundraising. This year’s representatives include AD Sanford Technology, Bank of Guam, Calvo’s Select-Care, Ernst & Young, LLP, GTA Teleguam, Guam Community College, Hotel Nikko Guam, Matson Navigation, Micronesia Self-Help, Q-Mark Research, South Pacific Petroleum, Inc., U.S. Navy, Tidewater, Inc., and USO.
Through its partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and local government and two-year colleges throughout Micronesia, the School offers small business counseling and training to entrepreneurs under the auspices of the Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network (aka Guam Small Business Development Center). Recently, the Network received unconditional full accreditation by the Association of Small Business Development Centers.
Dr. Annette Taijeron Santos, Interim Dean
2nd Floor Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero Building
Tel: (671) 735-2501/2520