Dr. Underwood Confirmed to NBES Board of Directors

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that Dr. Robert Underwood, President of the University of Guam, has been confirmed by the United States Senate to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES).

The NBES is an advisory board of the Institute of Education Sciences that annually reports to Congress on the condition of education in the United States, through objective evaluations of federal programs. Additionally, the NBES sponsors research relevant and useful to educators and policy makers for improving education. The NBES consists of 15 voting members from throughout the nation that are nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.

 “I congratulate University of Guam President, Dr. Robert Underwood, on his confirmation as a member of the National Board for Education Sciences,” Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo said today. “Dr. Underwood has been a lifelong advocate for education on Guam and I am confident that he will represent our region well and will help contribute to the national improvement of our education systems.”

Dr. Robert Underwood said, “I am pleased to have this opportunity to represent the educational interests for our Pacific island region, who are generally ignored in education research in the United States. I would thank President Barack Obama for his nomination to this position and to the Senate for their confidence in confirming me.”