Search committee snubs local candidates in search for next UOG president

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University of Guam (file photo)

Guam – The University of Guam Presidential Search Committee has announced the three finalists for the next UOG President, none of whom are from Guam.

The PSC began its search for the next UOG President in March, receiving 60 applications by its April 27 deadline. The applicants were narrowed down to nine individuals before the three finalists were announced. When asked who the nine individuals were, UOG Spokesman Norman Analista said the PSC could not release the names of the applicants other than the three finalists.

However, PNC is aware of at least two applicants from Guam: UOG Senior Vice President Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez and former Sen. Speaker Judi Won Pat.

Meanwhile, the three finalists are Hamid Shirvani, Bruce T. Murphy and Thomas W. Krise. All three men have impressive backgrounds with extensive experience leading colleges and universities across the nation.

However, PNC has learned that at least one of them once faced allegations of sexual harassment. Shirvani, who lasted 14 months at his last job as president of Briar Cliff University in Iowa, had faced allegations of sexual harassment last summer. Briar Cliff’s board of trustees backed Shirvani and dismissed a local media report, saying it was inaccurate.