Updated September 16, 2022
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.
Dec 28, 2022Monique
The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives held the first session of the 2023 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs in 2008 and...More Info
Dec 27, 2022Jason
With funding support from the US Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs, the Executive Leadership Development Program's 2023 cohort convened in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP is comprised of emerging public sector leaders from the US-Affiliated Insular areas. Jason...More Info
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.