7 Aug 2012

American Samoa's Galeai dies in California

1:15 pm on 7 August 2012

The former president of the American Samoa Community College, Dr Adele Satele Galeai, has died.

She lost her battle with cancer and passed away over the weekend in the US.

Galeai was a prominent educator in the Territory and a well known professional woman.

She stepped down as president of the ASCC after she was diagnosed with cancer to take up permanent residency in California where she underwent treatment for the past few years.

One of her proudest achievements was laying the foundation which has led to the American Samoa Community College offering four year degrees.

Galeai was also a former Director of Human Resources.