Calvo & GCC President Discuss Current, Proposed Expansion


Guam – The future for Guam Community College was the topic of discussion between Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and GCC President Mark Okada Wednesday afternoon.

[Caption: Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Guam Community College President Mary Okada discuss the features of a building at GCC. The Governor toured the campus Wednesday afternoon as a part of his initiative to visit all government departments and agencies.]

A site tour was conducted as part of Governor Calvo’s tours of government agencies and departments. The two leaders discussed career/technical education for high school students, federal grants, cash management, current renovation projects, and proposed expansion projects.

“It is awe-inspiring to see the number of programs and classes offered for high school students, adults, and professionals alike,” Governor Calvo said. “GCC is definitely setting the bar high when it comes to making the most of the resources it has. I want to congratulate all the administration, faculty, and staff for their fine work.”

Administration officials toured classrooms that teach professional and technical skills, like cosmetology, AutoCAD, and visual communications. Governor Calvo was also able to walk through the brand-new Learning Resource Center, the government’s first LEED certified building. The internationally-recognized designation is developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, and is only given to projects that abide by its high environmental benchmarks and standards.