University of Guam

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University of Guam
Unibetsedåt Guåhan
University of Guam sign (cropped).jpg
University of Guam entrance sign
Other name
Former names
Territorial College of Guam (1952-1963)
College of Guam (1963-1968)
Motto in English
Ever Upward
TypePublic land-grant university
Academic affiliations
Endowment$13.5 million [1]
ChairmanChristopher K. Felix
PresidentThomas W. Krise
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

13°26′N 144°48′E / 13.433°N 144.800°E / 13.433; 144.800Coordinates: 13°26′N 144°48′E / 13.433°N 144.800°E / 13.433; 144.800
CampusRural area (about 161 acres)
VisionIna, Deskubre, Setbe
To Enlighten, To Discover, To Serve
Colors   [2]
Green and white

University of Guam (Chamorro: Unibetsedåt Guåhan) (U.O.G.) is a public land-grant university in Mangilao, Guam. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers thirty-four degree programs at the undergraduate level and eleven at the master's level. Of the university's 3,387 students, 94% are of Asian-Pacific Islander ethnicity and nearly 72% are full-time (fall 2012 figures). A full-time faculty of about 180 supports the university's mission of "Ina, Diskubre, Setbe"— which translates to "To Enlighten, to Discover, to Serve."


University of Guam was founded in 1952 as a two-year teacher-training school known as the Territorial College of Guam, established by Governor Carlton Skinner and Maryly Van Leer Peck.[3][4] In 1960, the college moved to the present campus in the central district of Mangilao. In 1965, the college was accredited as a four-year, degree granting institution. By 1968, enrollment had reached 1,800 students while staff and faculty totaled more than 130. It was designated as a land grant institution by the United States Congress in 1972.


^ Indicates President Emeritus status conferred by UOG Board of Regents [7]


The U.S. Census Bureau puts the university into a census-designated place, the University of Guam.[8]

Colleges and schools[edit]

Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building

The University of Guam offers bachelor's degrees in thirty-four areas and master's degrees in eleven areas:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
    • Division of Humanistic Studies
    • Department of English and Applied Linguistics (D.E.A.L.)
    • Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Division of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS)
    • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Division of Natural Sciences
    • Division of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences
    • Army ROTC
  • School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA)
    • Division of Business
    • Division of Public Administration
  • School of Education (SOE)
    • Division of Foundations, Educational Research and Human Studies
    • Division of Teacher Education and Public Service
  • School of Engineering
    • Civil Engineering Program
    • Pre-Engineering Program
  • School of Health (SOH)
    • Health Sciences Program
    • Nursing Program
    • Social Work Program

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


  1. ^ "UOG 2005 Annual Report". Archived from the original on 12 August 2007.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 29 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Fagan, Kevin (29 August 2004). "Carlton Skinner -- broke racial barriers in Navy". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  4. ^ "SWE Pioneer -- Maryly Van Leer Peck". Society of Women Engineers. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Former UOG President Carter Dies". Pacific Daily News. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  6. ^ "New UOG president starts next week". KUAM News. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Office of the President | University of Guam". index.php.
  8. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: University of Guam CDP, GU" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
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  10. ^ In memoriam of the late Peter L. Sugiyama, former senator of the Republic of Palau, Palau National Congress, 13 June 2007, retrieved 24 November 2010
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  15. ^ "UOG's Dr. Dirk Ballendorf dies". KUAM. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  16. ^ Sablan, Jerick (2 February 2013). "Former senator Palomo dies at 81". Pacific Daily News. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.

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