Updated September 18, 2021
Deviqua R. Parris serves as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Commissioner of the Procurement Division within the Department of Property & Procurement on St. Thomas. In her position, Ms. Parris has been tasked with the review and assignment of various procurement functions that ensure the efficient and effective completion of all procurement-related duties.
Prior to joining the Department of Property & Procurement, Ms. Parris served at the Department of Education in several capacities, the most recent including the Assistant to the Director of the Procurement Division where she oversaw the daily administrative functions of the office and ensured department compliance with local and federal procurement regulations.
Ms. Parris holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. The motto "Nothing is so complicated, that it cannot be simplified by hard work" expresses how all obstacles can be completed by creating milestones towards success. Ms. Parris's firm belief in this motto has played an integral role in her character and has greatly contributed to her achievements and accomplishments in her career.
Jan 05, 2022Jason
American Public Education, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), effective January 1, 2022. GSUSA is a leading training provider to the federal workforce, with an extensive portfolio of government agency...Read More
Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop
Apr 01, 2022Ciara
On March 21 and March 28, 2022, sixty-one American Samoa government ethics officers, representing the designated ethics officials for American Samoa Government (ASG) departments, took part in a government-wide training initiative delivered by the Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives...Read More
Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Meets Virtually to Discuss Vital Regional Finance Issues
Mar 29, 2022Monique
The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) has successfully supported the Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) to complete its annual winter conference. On March 24, 2022, sixty government finance officers and officials from US insular governments convened for...Read More
Mar 14, 2022Monique
The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), congratulates the twenty-three new Pacific Islands graduates who successfully completed the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). A virtual commencement honoring current and future leaders in public...Read More
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.