Associate Professor of Library Science / Librarian
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Interim Director of Auxiliary Services
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.
Director / Associate Professor of Spanish Pacific History
Dr. Carlos Madrid Álvarez-Piñer is an associate professor of Spanish Pacific history within the Micronesian Area Research Center. He came to UOG in 2019 from the Instituto Cervantes de Manila, where he served as director from 2014–2018. He has conducted research projects on Micronesia, Spain, and the Philippines since 1996 and has previously worked in the International Cultural Cooperation at the Ministry of Culture of Spain and curated exhibits on permanent display in the Museo de Baler in the Philippines and the Belau National Museum in Palau.
His master's thesis was on "Political Deportation to the Mariana Islands," and his doctoral thesis was on "The Siege of Baler and the Transmission of Perceptions About the Philippines in Spain. His areas of research include CHamoru cultural expressions in the 19th and 20th centuries, human exchanges in Micronesia (16th–20th centuries), cartography, the Manila Galleon Trade, heritage preservation and rehabilitation, and cultural tourism.
Assistant Director for Communications