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Dr. Mikaele Etuale resigns from ASCC

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American Samoa Community College’s Vice President of Administration and Finance, Dr. Mikaele Etuale has tendered his resignation but no additional information is available on the reason for him leaving and when exactly he tendered his resignation. Dr. Etuale has worked at ASCC for several years, and was recently recognized, along with his colleagues, for their work in guiding the College’s overall efforts to fulfill its mission.

An Aug. 1st memo to staff from ASCC president Dr. Rosevonne M. Pato revealed the resignation.

The memo states that effective Aug. 1st, with the resignation of the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the divisions of Finance, Procurement, Human Resources and the Bookstore will be placed under the direct supervision of the ASCC President.

The memo didn’t identify Dr. Etuale by name but his role at ASCC has been common knowledge in the community and in the news media.

The letter also states that the divisions of MIS and PFM and Printing Service will be under the direct supervision of Vice President Dr. Lina Galea’i-Scanlan who oversees Academics and Student Affairs.

According to the memo, all matters pertaining to the divisions of Agriculture, Community, and Natural Resources (ACNR), Samoan Studies Institute (SSI), University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Adult Education Literacy & Extended Learning (AELEL) and  Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be under the shared supervision of the President and Vice President.

Furthermore, all matters regarding ASCC’s new Multi-Purpose Center will continue to be under the direct supervision of the President.

The memo revealed that the ASCC director of Physical Facilities Management (PFM) Loligi Seumanutafa, resigned last month and the PFM division is now under the supervision of acting director Lokeni Lokeni.

“Please afford your cooperation to the individuals who will be implementing these changes in supervision until further notice,” the memo concluded.