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Calendar iconUpdated September 18, 2021

Racquel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1990 and Masters of Business Administration 1992 from the University of the Virgin Islands. Upon graduation, Raquel began her twenty-one year career at the Office of Management and Budget, first as a Management Analyst and currently as Senior Budget analyst. As a Management Analyst, Raquel participated in the early strategic efforts of the Government of the Virgin Islands, which serves as a precursor to the Performance Based Budget initiative today. As a Senior Budget analyst, she serves as a team leader for preparation and submission of the annual Executive Budget, aligning fiscal resources with performance indicators in order to ensure accountability to the Territory's citizens. Raquel performs legislative analysis to determine the fiscal and managerial impact each measure has on the Executive Branch and the community. As a member of the community, Raquel is actively involved within her church. As such, she volunteers with her church's youth education committee. She is also an avid supporter of student focused activities at her children's school.

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American Public Education, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Graduate School USA

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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...

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Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop

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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...

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Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Meets Virtually to Discuss Vital Regional Finance Issues

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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...

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Development Program Participants!

Calendar iconMar 14, 2022

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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...

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