Names for ASG boards continue to be submitted
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga prior to departing the territory informed Fono leaders of his nominees for the American Samoa Government Student Financial Aid Board and DBAS Board.
ASG STUDENT FINANCIAL AID BOARD
In correspondence to the Fono leaders, Lolo nominated Sapini Siatu’u, Dr. Annie Fuavai and Talimeli Taufete’e to the Board.
Siatu’u is well known to the Fono for his lifelong service to ASG in the area of Human Resources Management and his previous experience on the Board of Higher Education.
Of Dr. Fuavai, the governor noted “her wide-ranging educational background includes Fa’asao High School, Seattle University, Fiji School of Medicine, University of Auckland and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She’s also a former teacher at Samoana High School and she’s active in her community and is proven advocate of youth programs and her term will be for two years.”
For Taufete’e, the governor pointed out the final member of the Board is ASCC’s Student Representative Talimeli Taufete’e, who is elected at a school-wide election and serves a one-year term.
DBAS BOARD MEMBERS
Lolo has appointed Talalemotu Mauga for a full term of two years to take effect upon confirmation, and reappointed Lagi Asuega and Semo Ve’ave’a Jr for another full terms of two years which would also be effective upon confirmation.
Lolo pointed out that Mauga brings a wealth of experience to the DBAS Board and is currently working at the Legislative Financial Office and [previously serves as Budget Director for ASG]. He’s a former educator with the ASDOE and a business instructor at ASCC. Mauga holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.
For Aseuga and Ve’ave’a Jr, Lolo said they have made valuable contributions to the Board for the past two years and their reappointments will provide continuity and stability.
DBAS board members only need Senate endorsement for approval.