Palau Community College Board of Trustees held its annual organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
The Republic of Palau Public Law 4-2, cited as the Higher Education Act of 1992, mandates that members of the PCC Board of Trustees meet each year in order to elect its officers and establish its calendar of regular meetings.
During their annual meeting last Monday, the trustees voted unanimously to elect Rev. Billy G. Kuartei as the new chairman of the college Board of Trustees, Romana Wong as the new vice chairperson, and Minister of Health Dr. Emais Roberts as secretary and treasurer.
Thus, the new officers of the PCC Board of Trustees are as follows: Rev. Billy G. Kuartei, chairman; Romana Wong, vice chairperson; Dr. Emais Roberts, secretary/treasurer; and Masa-Aki N. Emesiochl, member and Student Trustee Kirah I. Rebelkuul.
Secretary/treasurer Dr. Roberts will succeed former chair Emesiochl to represent the Board on the three-member College of Micronesia Board of Regents.
In addition, the PCC Board of Trustees organized its standing committee.Academic Program Committee-chairman, trustee Emesiochl; Finance/Personnel Committee-chairman, trustee Roberts; Facilities-chairman, trustee Kuartei, and Student Affairs Committee-chairperson Student trustee Rebelkuul. All committee include key college officials as ex-hoc members.
The annual organizational meeting of the PCC Board of Trustees is held on the second Monday of January of each year.
The board has one vacant seat and looks forward to working with President of the Republic of Palau Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. to fill the sole vacancy. (PR)