Board of Regents

Tulensru E. WAGUK, Chairman (Kosrae) – (2014-2017)

  • Currently Kosrae Director of Education
  • 4 year elementary school administrator
  • 15 years educational specialist and teacher trainer
  • 9 years teaching (elementary)
  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Med, Education Administration, University of Hawaii at Manoa; BA, Elementary Education, University of Guam; Third-Year Certificate of Achievement, Teacher Education, Community College of Micronesia; AA, Liberal Arts, Community College of Micronesia


Johannes BERDON, Vice-Chairman (Chuuk State) – (2015-2018)

  • Currently,Official in Charge, Chuuk Weather Service Office
  • FSM Permanent Representative With World Meteorological Organization
  • 32 years with weather service
  • 4 years teaching (high school and college)
  • 4 years memeber of Chuuk Board of Education (1year as chair)
  • BA, Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Jesse SALALU, Secretary-Treasurer (Yap) (2014-2017)

  • Currently Yap DOE Bridging Gaps Outreach Education Specialist
  • 27 years education administrative experience
  • 7 years teaching (elementary)
  • Other experience: Photo Archives Assistant
  • MEd, University of Guam; BA, Elementary Education, University of Guam; Third-Year Certificate of Achievement, Elementary Education, Community College of Micronesia; AA, Sociology, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania


Churchill EDWARD, Member (Pohnpei State) – (2009-2016)

  • Church Pastor
  • Former FSM President’s Chief of Staff
  • 4 year Lt. Governor, Pohnpei State
  • 10 years federal program administrator
  • 2 years teaching
  • 1 year contractor – general construction
  • 1 year church pastor
  • BA, Theology, Walla Walla College, Walla Walla, Washington

Pelma J. MINGII, Member (National Government)

  • Comptroller, Pohnpei Port Authority
  • Business Office Manager, COM-FSM
  • Accountant, Kosrae State Government
  • Financial Aid Counselor, Palau Community College
  • Work Study Coordinator, CCM


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