Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D., D-Inalåhan congratulates the University of Guam on earning another eight years of accreditation for the University of Guam from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). “Accreditation is extremely important, both as an identification of institutional quality and as required by the U.S. Department of Education so students are able to access the federal student loan system,” stated Won Pat.
Among other things, the university was commended on “[d]emonstrating strong fiscal stewardship. In the face of challenging resource constraints, the university has achieved multi-year financial surpluses. The diversification of revenue streams has been critical to the university’s financial sustainability. The Commission applauds senior leadership for its fiscal discipline and for aligning resources with institutional priorities.”
This accreditation marks 16 years of continuous accreditation for UOG and will last until 2024.