Director of Student Financial Aid
Director, Integrated Marketing Communications
Jonas D. Macapinlac has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing communications in the private and public sector. Over the years, he has blended his creative flow, strategic thinking and technological aptitude into a career trajectory with continual professional advancement.
As Director of Integrated Marketing Communications at the University of Guam, Macapinlac oversees the university’s advertising, public relations, website and social media and harnesses new media and communication technology to promote the university’s brand. He launched its “No Place Like Home” advertising campaign, designed and developed a new UOG website, established a growing social media presence and created new student life experiences such as the annual President’s Cup competition.
Born and raised in Guam, Macapinlac graduated from high school in 1996 from Harvest Christian Academy where he was a merit award recipient. In 2000, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an Advertising / Public Relations concentration from Pensacola Christian College and in 2005, he earned a Professional Master of Business Administration from the University of Guam.
Macapinlac enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel and their three children, Lilya, Kian and Rhys. He is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and particularly enjoys a medium-rare rib-eye steak.
Assistant Director, Regional Center for Public Policy
Professor, Educational Research & Foundations
I am currently a tenured, full professor in Foundations & Educational Research at the School of Education, University of Guam. I am also the Chairperson of the FERHS Division, Chair of the SOE Graduate Faculty Committee, and Chair for the graduate Special Education Program. In my roles, I am a member of the SOE Academic Affairs Committee with 2 votes due to my dual role.
I have a long history of working with grants in Special Education, particularly Personnel Preparation (OSEP), Health; EHDI programs (HRSA) and database development (CDC). I was immersed in grantsmanship from 1985 to the present and during my 19 years with the UOG Guam Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (Guam CEDDERS). I have taught extensively in the School of Education, Foundations and Special Education since 1983.
I have had numerous research articles and presentations which have been presented at the local, regional, National, and International level conferences. I continue to strive to improve education on Guam and throughout the Pacific region. A new direction in research, at the current time, is conducting studies to compare the performance of students in K-12th who were educated in "charter schools" versus those educated in "public or private schools."