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Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D., (born 1961) [1] is an American academic, university administrator, and retired military officer. [2] He was elected the 11th President of the University of Guam and assumed office on August 6, 2018. [3] [4] He is also president emeritus of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, [5] United States. [6] [7]

University of Guam, or U.O.G., is a land-grant university in Mangilao, Guam. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers thirty-four degree programs at the undergraduate level and eleven master’s level programs. Of the university’s 3,387 students, 94% are of Asian-Pacific Islander ethnicity and nearly 72% are full-time. A full-time faculty of about 180 supports the university’s mission of "Ina, Diskubre, Setbe"— which translates to "To Enlighten, to Discover, to Serve."

Pacific Lutheran University University in Parkland, a suburb of Tacoma, Washington, USA

Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a private Lutheran university in Parkland, Washington. It was founded by Norwegian Lutheran pioneers in 1890. PLU is sponsored by the 580 congregations of Region I of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. PLU has approximately 3,100 students enrolled. As of 2017, the school employs approximately 220 full-time professors on the 156-acre woodland campus.

Tacoma, Washington City in Washington, United States

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Seattle, 31 miles (50 km) northeast of the state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. The population was 198,397, according to the 2010 census. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million.

Krise graduated in 1979 from All Saints Cathedral School on St Thomas, Virgin Islands. [8] He earned a B.S. in history from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.S.A. in management from Central Michigan University, an M.A. in English from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in English in 1995 from the University of Chicago. He served more than twenty years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served as a flight commander in the Strategic Air Command, on the faculty of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, as a senior military fellow of the Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington, as vice director of the National Defense University Press, and as founder and first director of the Air Force Humanities Institute.

All Saints Cathedral School school in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

The All Saints Cathedral School, founded in 1928, is a private Episcopal college preparatory day school located on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands on Commandant Gade, or Garden Street. It serves students from all over the island.

United States Air Force Academy The U.S. Air Forces federal service academy

The United States Air Force Academy, is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force. Its campus is located in the western United States in Colorado, immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County.

Central Michigan University public research university in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States

Central Michigan University (CMU) is a public research university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is one of the largest universities in the state of Michigan and one of the nation's 100 largest public universities. It has more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and 7,000 students enrolled online at more than 60 locations worldwide.

Formerly, he was dean of the College of the Pacific, [9] [10] the arts and sciences college of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, [11] and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. [12]

University of the Pacific (United States) Private university in Stockton, California, United States

The University of the Pacific is a private university in Stockton, California. It is the oldest chartered university in California, the first independent co-educational campus in California, and both the first conservatory of music and first medical school on the West Coast.

Stockton, California City in California, United States

Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. Stockton was founded by Captain Charles Maria Weber in 1849 after he acquired Rancho Campo de los Franceses. The city is named after Robert F. Stockton, and it was the first community in California to have a name not of Spanish or Native American origin. The city is located on the San Joaquin River in the northern San Joaquin Valley and had an estimated population of 320,554 by the California Department of Finance for 2017. Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and the 63rd largest city in the United States. It was named an All-America City in 1999, 2004, 2015 and again in 2017.

University of Central Florida public university in Orlando, Florida, United States

The University of Central Florida, or UCF, is a state university in Orlando, Florida. It has more students enrolled on campus than any other U.S. college or university.

Krise was the founding president of the Early Caribbean Society, [13] past president of the Society of Early Americanists, [14] and a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. He has served as general editor of the McNair Papers monograph series, [15] managing editor of War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, [16] and published numerous articles and other works, including Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777 [17] [18] [19] and Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean: Islands in the Stream, [20] the latter co-edited with Nicole Aljoe and Brycchan Carey.

University of the West Indies International university in the Caribbean

The University of the West Indies (UWI), originally University College of the West Indies, is a public university system established to serve the higher education needs of the residents of 17 English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Each country is either a member of the Commonwealth of Nations or a British Overseas Territory. The aim of the university is to help 'unlock the potential for economic and cultural growth' in the West Indies, thus allowing improved regional autonomy. The University was originally instituted as an independent external college of the University of London.

Jamaica Country in the Caribbean

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