President Obama Appoints University of Guam President Underwood to National Board for Education Sciences

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Guam – In a November 20 press release from the White House, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of key Administration posts, including the appointment of University of Guam President Dr. Robert A. Underwood to the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences.

In the release, President Obama states, “I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

Dr. Underwood has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences since 2011. From 2004 to 2007, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund.  

“Serving on the NBES allows us the opportunity to affect the research agenda of the U.S. Department of Education. I enjoyed my brief tenure in the past and look forward to being of service to education in the future,” said Underwood.

To view the full White House media release, visit:  http://goo.gl/qCx4H.

For more information on the National Board for Education Sciences, visit: http://ies.ed.gov/director/board/index.asp.