University of Guam

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University of Guam
Unibetsedåt Guåhan
Charter Day Cultural Performance.
Former names
Territorial College of Guam (1952–1968)
Motto Excelsior
Ever Upward
Type Public, Land Grant
Established 1952
Endowment $13.5 million [1]
Chairman Peter "Sonny" Ada
President Dr. Robert A. Underwood
Academic staff
Students 3,387
Address UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923, Mangilao, Guam
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
Campus Rural area (about 161 acres)
Colors          [2]
Green and white
Nickname Tritons

University of Guam (Chamorro: Unibetsedåt Guåhan), or U.O.G., is a four-year land-grant institution, located in the village of Mangilao on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers thirty-four degree programs at the undergraduate level and eleven master’s level programs.

Of the University’s 3,387 students, 91% are of Asian-Pacific Islander ethnicity, and nearly 69% are full-time (fall 2008 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.[3] 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.

Rosa Roberto Carter served as the President of the University of Guam from 1977 to 1983.[4]


View of Central Campus
RFK Library at sunset

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
    • Division of Social Work
    • Pre-Engineering Program
    • 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 Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS)

President of University of Guam[edit]

  • I. G. Andrews (1953–1970)
  • Pedro C. Sanchez (1970–1974)
  • Antonio C. Yamashita (1974–1977)
  • Rosa Roberto Carter (1977–1983)
  • Jose Q. Cruz (1983–1987)
  • Wilfredo P. Leon Guerrero (1987–1993)
  • John C. Salas (1993–1996)
  • Jose T. Nededog (1996–2000)
  • Harold L. Allen (2000–2008)
  • Robert A. Underwood (2008–present)

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


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