GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres last week appointed Carla N. Camacho to Marianas Public Land Trust and former Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. trustee William Cing to the Northern Marianas College Board of Regents.
The governor also re-appointed NMC regents Jesus Tudela and Elaine H. Orilla as well as CNMI Scholarship Board members Geralyn Dela Cruz, Diana Hocog and Charlene S. Masiwemai.
In his letter to Camacho, the governor said, "I am confident that you are qualified and will be an asset to this important board. Your willingness to serve is most appreciated."
Camacho is the chief of staff of Senate Floor Leader Vinnie F. Sablan, the governor’s running mate.
In a separate letter to Senate President Jude U. Hofschneider, the governor noted that MPLT "plays a very important role in the development of the Commonwealth, and I have every confidence that [Camacho] will conscientiously devote her time and efforts in the best interests of all our people."
As for the nomination of Cing, the governor said he is confident that the nominee is qualified and will be an asset on the NMC board.
"His appointment and subsequent confirmation by the CNMI Senate will allow our islands' primary institution of post-secondary education the support necessary to provide high quality, affordable and accessible education programs and services for the individual and people of the Commonwealth," the governor said in his letter to the Senate president.
Cing will fill the seat of NMC Regent Michaela U. Sanchez whose term will expire on May 29, 2022. If confirmed, Cing will serve a four-year term.
In re-appointing Tudela and Orilla, the governor said he is confident that they will consistently devote their time and efforts on the NMC board.
In his re-appointment letters to Dela Cruz, Hocog and Masiwemai the governor said he is confident they will continue to devote their time and effort to represent the interest of the community on the CNMI Scholarship Board.
The board reviews applications for student grants, student loans, and other programs of student financial assistance administered by the CNMI Scholarship Office. The board also recommends objective standards for awarding student financial aid.