University Of Guam President’s Contract Extended For Two Years

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Robert Underwood sees $5,000 annual salary increase

By Haidee V. Eugenio

HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, May 13, 2016) – University of Guam President Robert Underwood’s contract has been renewed for another two years, with a $5,000 increase in his annual salary.

Underwood said his extended contract is from June 2016 to May 2018.

The UOG Board of Regents made the decision during a board meeting Thursday afternoon.

"In my discussion with the board, they like the progress we made," Underwood said, adding there is stability in leadership, enrollment at a record high, initiatives like the Good-to-Great Initiative rolled out, and that the overall pace of development is "good."

Underwood, a former Guam delegate to U.S. Congress, said he looks forward to this year’s start of construction for a School of Engineering Annex, and the renovation and expansion of the UOG Student Services Center. The combined price tag is $21.7 million, courtesy of a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Underwood’s annual salary will now be $215,000, after the $5,000 increase.

He became UOG’s 10th president in 2008, and his contract has been renewed every two years since then, making Underwood the longest serving UOG president.

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