Underwood stresses importance of UOG
by Clynt Ridgell, KUAM News
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Guam Chamber of Commerce heard from University of Guam President Dr. Robert A. Underwood on how UOG is the best investment for Guam's future. Underwood stressed that the university generates graduates who have helped to strengthen the economy and the island by filling the professional ranks of places like both the hospital and island schools.
The UOG President told chamber members, " When the island ignored the University and failed to fund it adequately, we all paid a price. We failed to cultivate our people's talents and some of the best minds of our island left the island. We didn't squander our money. We wasted our human resources."
The new president's mission is to make the University of Guam the natural choice for higher education in Guam and the region.