Guam – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio visited with University of Guam President Dr. Robert Underwood and other administration members of UOG Friday. They went to the university to gain more information on the UOG’s plans for the future and to assess ways the Calvo Tenorio administration can support them in achieving those goals.
Dr. Underwood estimates that by 2020, 50% of all jobs on Guam will require a Bachelors degree. “This means we’ll need to double the size of our freshman class – currently 680 to 700 students.” The University members want to rebuild the Student Services building and increase the size to 70,000 sq. ft. The renovated building would house all offices relating to student services thus creating a “one stop” registration and student facility.
The Governor and Lt. Governor were taken on a tour and shown where the sports complex, additional dormitories, and new Deans Circle are planned.
Governor Calvo said, “I’m looking forward to working with the UOG administration. I look at UOG and I see it’s not just education it’s a pool of resources that our administration wants to work with. As we start working with our classrooms to careers initiative we also focus on building this community.”
“I also want to formalize networks of dialog and communication between all agencies so that we can work together,” the Governor said. “If there’s an issue, it can be addressed quickly. Vince Leon Guererro will be representing the administration and I want to establish very clean networks between UOG and all the agencies under my purview. “