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New Vice Chancellor for the National University appointed

Editors Note: The chiefly title of the appointee is corrected as Tuifuisa’a and not Tuifaasisina as in the original press release.

APIA, SAMOA – 03 MARCH 2023: Cabinet has endorsed the appointment of Associate Professor Tuifuisa’a Patila Amosa as the new Vice-Chancellor and President of the National University of Samoa.

At the completion of interviews for the four applicants,

Tuifa’asisina was recommended by the Selection Panel as the best candidate for the job. This was based on “her holistic overview and in depth knowledge of NUS coupled by her managerial skills and experience in the strategic and impressive development of her Faculty and staff over her tenure as Dean, Head of Department and throughout her 30 years of service to NUS as a leading academic, lecturer, researcher, administrator and mentor.”

She was also the staff elected Senate Representative to Council, where the Associate Professor is “reliable, people focused, compassionate and consultative.”

“Strategically, Associate Professor Tuifuisa’a Patila Amosa can effectively drive the university’s mission and vision for the next five years,” continued the recommendation.

The appointment is for three years.

Iuli Moefaauo
Iuli Moefaauo

Iuli Moefa’auo Salale Moananu.

Cabinet also re-appointed Iuli Moefa’auo Salale Moananu as the Chief Executive in charge of the Samoa Sports Facility Authority, (SSFA) for another three years.

SSFA is responsible for the management and administration of all government-owned sports complex, gyms, facilities and playing fields.

He holds a BA majoring in Accounting and Economics from the University of the South Pacific, (USP) complemented by a Post Graduate Advance Diploma in Business Management from New England University, Australia.

He is also a member of the Samoa Institute of Accountants since 2014.

He was selected among nine applicants for the post.