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THE Committee on Education and Public Libraries at the Legislature scheduled a public hearing yesterday for the appointment of Elizabeth C. Gayle as member of the University of Guam Board of Regents and Joseph Artero-Cameron as general member of the Guam Academy Charter School Council.
Gayle was nominated to replace Sonny P. Ada, whose six-year term ended May 29 this year. Aside from her professional background as a licensed Civil Engineer for the CNMI, Hawaii and Guam, Gayle served in various community and civic organizations, including the Discovery Group of Guam and the Guam Building Code Council.
She served at the Guam Department of Parks and Recreation Commission from 2011 to 2012 and was a board member of the Guam Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors for two consecutive terms.
With the announcement that the University of Guam will be opening a School of Engineering, Gayle stated in her testimony that she “would be very proud to watch the school graduate future engineers to help build Guam in the 21st century.”
Artero-Cameron is currently the head of the Department of Chamorro Affairs. Prior to working with DCA, he was the executive director of the Hagåtña Restoration and Redevelopment Authority.
In his testimony, he expressed commitment to the preservation of the Chamorro language and collaboration with Mount Carmel School in Agat for the development and implementation of an immersion program that would advance the language in the school learning community.
He also listed strategies for effective program implementation and preservation of the Chamorro language. One of his recommendations entailed “using formal and informal methods to promote family engagement and community collaboration.”