Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has issued the following statement on President Obama’s reappointment of Dr. Robert A. Underwood as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. He has served as a member of the Board since 2011.
“I am pleased that President Obama has re-appointed my friend and predecessor, Dr. Robert A. Underwood, to an important position advising the Administration,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “The Institute of Education Sciences works to improve education research and outcomes for students, and I am pleased that Dr. Underwood will continue to help shape its priorities as a member of the Board.
“During his time in Congress, he helped expand educational and social opportunities for Asian and Pacific Islanders. Dr. Underwood also worked to preserve the Chamorro language and culture by encouraging a bilingual education at the university level. As the president of UOG, he has worked to expand services offered by the university and strengthen its academic programs. Dr. Underwood has used his expertise to increase UOG’s collaboration with the local community and other non-profit and academic institutions. Most notably, he has championed research projects on Guam to promote renewable energy and environmental sustainability.
“I congratulate Dr. Underwood on this reappointment, and I look forward to his continued leadership in improving higher education on Guam and throughout our nation.”