UOG’s Richard Colfax earns a spot in Marquis Who’s Who


Richard S. Colfax, a professor of human resource management and management at the University of Guam, has been named an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by Marquis Who’s Who. His biography is now listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and Who’s Who in the World.

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Colfax, who has been with the University of Guam since 1994, was instrumental in establishing the human resource management degree program and has been an advisor for the UOG Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management since its founding in 1998.

Outside of UOG, Colfax has spent more than three decades in international business in the Asia-Pacific region, including as the senior human resources consultant, general manager, and operations manager of Colfax Inc. and as a senior partner and consultant for Allied Business Consultants Inc. He has been active in various professional organizations and has served in various roles with the Society for Human Resource Management.

Colfax has earned a range of degrees from a number of universities, including Sophia University in Tokyo, Azusa Pacific University in California, Fielding Graduate University, and the University of Guam.

He also holds multiple U.S. and international human resources and management certifications, including SHRM-Senior Certified Professional, Global Professional in Human Resources, Senior Professional in Human Resources International, Certified Manager, Professional in Human Resources, and Human Resource Management Professional.