National University of Samoa’s new Pro Chancellor
NUS Press Release 28/2/2021
Letuimanu’asina Emma Kruse Vaai has been appointed as the new NUS Pro Chancellor effective on the 4th February 2021 for the next 3 years. She is taking over from former Pro Chancellor A’eau Chris Hazelman who has chaired the NUS Council for 6years.
Letuimanu’asina holds a PhD from the University of NSW, Sydney Australia and other qualifications from Victoria University of Wellington which includes an Honorary Phd in Literature. She has worked at NUS as a lecturer, Professor of English and Applied Linguistics and as Deputy Vice Chancellor from 2005-2016. She was also Deputy CEO at the Samoa Polytechnic from 2001-2005 and was most recently the CEO for Samoa Qualifications Authority.
As NUS Pro Chancellor and Chair she will be leading the NUS Council in ensuring the University performs its functions in attaining the highest standards of excellence in education, training and research promoting economic and social development in Samoa.