The National University of Samoa Council referred hereafter as the Council is the governing body and Board of the University, as stipulated in the National University of Samoa Act 2006.

Composition of the Council

The Council consists of:

  • the Pro Chancellor who is the Chairperson;
  • the Vice-Chancellor & President;
  • a member of the Senate;
  • a member of the academic or teaching staff nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;
  • a student of the University who is not a member of the University staff;
  • the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture or nominee;
  • up to six persons who are not full time members of the staff or full time students of the University, appointed by the Head of State, acting on the advice of the Minister after consultations with the Executive Committee or Council; and
  • up to four persons co – opted by the Council at its discretion.

The current Council has twelve (12) local members and four (4) international members.

 

Members include representatives of government agencies, private sector, tertiary institutions, professional associations and NUS student body, as reflected in the following table:

 

 

Name

Membership

   Position

    Locality

1

A’ea’u Chris Hazelman

Chairperson
HOS appointee

Director of Education
Catholic Church

Samoa

2

Prof. Fui Leapai Tu’ua Ilaoa Asofou So’o

Ex officio member

Vice-Chancellor & President

National University of Samoa

3

Fa’amausili Dr. Matagialofi Lua’iufi

HOS appointee

Director, Pacific Consult

Samoa

4

Prof. Satupaitea Viali

HOS appointee

Medical Practitioner/Consultant

Samoa

5

Naea Beth Onesemo

HOS appointee

Chief Executive Officer, MWCSD

 

Samoa

6

Dr Karoline Afamasaga Fuatai

Ex officio member

Chief Executive Officer, MESC

Samoa

7

Assoc. Prof. Hon. Luamanuvao Winnie Laban

Member - Co - opted

Assistant Vice Chancellor (Pasifika) Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

8

Prof. Gael MacDonald

HOS appointee

President, RMIT

Vietnam

9

Fonoti Perelini S. Perelini

Co - opted

Representative of Institute of Professional Engineers

Samoa

10

Dr. Peter Brothers

Co – opted

Chief Executive Officer,
Manukau Institute of Technology

Auckland, New Zealand

11

Prof. Helen Nicholson

Co-opted

Pro Vice-Chancellor

(international) Otago University

Dunedin,New Zealand

12

Prof. Leasiolagi Malama Meleisea

Vice-Chancellor’s nominee

Director, Centre for Samoan Studies, NUS

Samoa

13

 

Assoc. Prof. Muagututia Ioana Chan Mow

Senate representative

Associate Professor of Computing & Computing Education, NUS

Samoa

14

Junior Posala

NUS student representative

2016 NUSSA President

Samoa

15

Beverly Levi

HOS appointee

Owner, Amanaki Hotel

Samoa

 

Key:

MCIL – Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour
MESC – Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture
MWCSD – Ministry of Women, Community & Social Development
NUSSA – National University of Samoa Students Association

Functions of the Council

  • to ensure that the University performs its functions as set out in the NUS Act 2006;
  • to approve the drafts of the Corporate Plan and submit them for approval under the provision of the Public Finance Management Act 2001; and
  • to ensure that the management of the University is directed towards the implementation of its Corporate Plan.

The Council has the power to establish committees, boards or other bodies consisting of persons, whether or not members of Council. At present, committees established by Council are:

  1. the Executive Committee of Council;
  2. the Finance Committee;
  3. the Senate;
  4. the Vice-Chancellor’s Committee;
  5. the Professional Development Leave Committee;
  6. the University, Research and Ethics Committee; and 
  7. the Audit Committee.

The Council meets at least twice annually in March/April and September/October. The above mentioned Committees report to the Council at these meetings. 
The Secretary to Council is the Director Governance, Policy and Planning.



 

FACULTIES                                                          STUDENTS

Faculty of Applied Science                                     International Students

Faculty of Arts                                                          Current Students

Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship          Student Administration

Faculty of Education                                               Student Support Services

Faculty of Medicine                                                 Statutes and Regulations

Faculty of Science

CENTRES

Centre for Samoan Studies

Oloamanu Centre

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