2 March 2023, Apia Samoa Cabinet Press Release. The National University of Samoa’s Board and Selection Panel’s recommendation to appoint Associate Professor Tuifa’asisina Patila Amosa as their new Vice-Chancellor and President was unanimously approved by Cabinet this week.
At the completion of interviews for the four applicants, Tuifa’asisina is described by the panel as the best candidate for the job based on her “holistic overview and in-depth knowledge of NUS” coupled by her managerial skills and experience as evidenced 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.”
Tuifa’asisina had been the staff elected Senate Representative to the NUS Council and the Associate Professor has been described as “reliable, people-focused, compassionate and consultative.”
“Strategically, Associate Professor Tuifa’asisina 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.