Page 1





3 Our Values

5 University Leadership

8 Community Impact

4 Message from the President

6 Vision for Our Future

9 Global Student Experience


View of Aloha Tower Marketplace from Honolulu Harbor

10 Faculty-Student Engagement 12 Academic Excellence


it un

m s com e lu y va ersit n a v aii uni w Ha our g e n wi guid o l ts, ol and . f s y e t he rt ssi ter e e t ppo n c i c a ne br t su all f m r a o e h fo gy ity als t n r s r r e e e ip en nc niv rinc o n U c a nd e c al p a d fi d i s c s r th an ac phi an e P , , n l s i t d g fo ra ai‘ iloso h n o i g w ri m , k aitin Ha d ph d e f d o n an an lov nd w t y , nts cal, a t s e e i ne by ce, a bil tud ethi o i s d s h o , d s, on go atien an itual u p , , s f o f o ir re . te sta e sp ell ity, p h g , e g h y l n i r g mil ult of th ni eop n g c a i a f in e an y, hu ent. me nd p e he tativ an , T e A y, a , m unit om m S, esen N , A t E m , EA per NO LU repr OHrace ght L L o O A U A g ri V as P K pr 14 Commitment to Our Vision 16 Commitment to Our Students

17 Athletic Excellence 18 Our New Facilities

20 Oceanic Institute of HPU

22 Donor Support


Message from the


At Hawai‘i Pacific University, we speak often of ‘ohana (family). The HPU ‘ohana is a truly special and unique community, comprised of students from all 50 states and 65 countries, a faculty of world-class scholars and engaged teachers, scientists at Oceanic Institute of HPU working to preserve our ocean resources, a staff that is dedicated to supporting a student-centered experience, and a network of more than 45,000 alumni who are making a difference around the world. Perhaps it is the shared values of pono, kuleana, and aloha that drew our students here, or perhaps it is that HPU, situated at the crossroads of the Pacific, offers students an unparalleled international learning experience where they can cultivate ideas and understanding of cultural significance and global application. Whether our students’ journeys began here at birth or their journeys called them here, Hawai‘i is the place they choose to develop into the people they wish to become. No matter the individualized path each student will take, HPU offers a market-aligned curriculum based on a strong liberal arts foundation. This goes beyond just small class sizes, as professors provide personal attention to each student, and students learn from each other, representing an incredible opportunity to look at situations with a globally informed perspective. Beyond the HPU community, we encourage our students to get to know and care about the communities surrounding our university. HPU’s core campus in urban Honolulu fosters active, experiential learning that directly connects our students with the organizations and people who are making positive impacts to communities in Hawai‘i and beyond. It is my distinct honor and pleasure to be a member of the HPU ‘ohana. I stand with the faculty and staff to advance the university’s mission to educate our students to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society. Aloha, John Y. Gotanda 4 HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY I PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017


Warren Wee, Ph.D.

Matthew Liao-Troth, Ph.D.

Mani Sehgal, A.B.D.


Senior Vice President and Provost

Bruce Edwards, M.B.A.

Interim Dean, College of Business Interim Dean, College of Extended and Interdisciplinary Education

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Lynette Landry, Ph.D.

Jan Boivin, J.D.

J. William Potter, Jr., M.A.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Dean, College of Health and Society Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Brenda Jensen, Ph.D.

Sam Moku, M.B.A.

Vice President of University Relations

Dean, College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Greg Grauman, M.Ed.

Allison Gough, Ph.D.

Vice President of Enrollment Management

James Brese, M.B.A.

Associate Vice President and Controller

Cody Down, M.S.I.S.

Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Sara Sato, M.A.

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management

Dean, Residential Honors Program

Marites McKee, M.A.

Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator

Shaun Moss, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Oceanic Institute of Hawai‘i Pacific University

Vince Baldemor, M.B.A.

Executive Director of Athletics

Lynette Hi‘ilani Cruz, Ph.D. Kupuna in Residence

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Joachim P. Cox Chairman, Board of Trustees

Rear Admiral F.P. “Gus” Gustavson, USN (Ret.)

James A. Ajello

Karen L. Huffman

Martin Anderson

Richard C. Hunter

Trustee Emeritus

John A. Lockwood

Jeffrey M. Boromisa

Trustee Emeritus

Michael J. Chun, Ph.D.

Violet S. Loo

Trustee Emeritus

Layla J.L. Dedrick Christina D. Doane John Y. Gotanda President

Students overlooking downtown Honolulu

Howard K. Kam, Jr.

Steven K. Baker

James C. Polk Henry F. Rice

Trustee Emeritus

Raymond P. Vara, Jr. Lance K. Wilhelm


VISION FOR OUR FUTURE Taking the helm as Hawai‘i Pacific University president on July 1, 2016, John Y. Gotanda returned home to Hawai‘i from the East Coast after a successful 30-year career in law and higher education. Most recently, President Gotanda, who is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on damages in international law, served as Dean of Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law.

Most Diverse Private Nonprofit University in the Country - Chronicle of Higher Education 2016


Honolulu is the Happiest Major City in the U.S. - Gallup 2016

HPU Will Be the Leader in Innovative Higher Education As HPU looks to the future, we understand that today’s learner lives with an ecological mindset, and that success of a project relies on collaboration and interdependence; colloquialisms for values we know as aloha. HPU recognizes a vital opportunity to attract, develop and keep Hawai‘i’s high achieving future leaders here, while reinvesting in our future. We see these students going on to become the community leaders of tomorrow and the modern ambassadors of aloha in both Hawai‘i and beyond. Establishing a strong, meaningful presence locally extends beyond enrollment, as HPU strives to offer all students a unifying experience and greater access to professional opportunities within Honolulu. Our vision is to have a singular campus downtown, transforming HPU into a world-class urban campus in the heart of Hawai‘i’s business community. Anchored by Aloha Tower Marketplace, we will be building upon our classrooms, student dorms, and meeting spaces with new state of the art teaching facilities, labs, faculty offices, and student spaces within walking distance of Aloha Tower and our city center. As we prepare graduates of HPU to become leaders of a global society, we share with the world a way of living and working that is guided by aloha.

of First-Time, Full-Time Students Received HPU Grants/Scholarships

of Classes Have Less Than 20 Students



Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service, recognized the fourth Saturday in October. In 2016, students, faculty and staff volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family in Waimanalo. According to Habitat for Humanity, “It’s not about the house. It’s about the community that builds that house.”

At Hawai‘i Pacific University, we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the community and respect the land on which we live. We are inspired by the opportunities of the Pacific, which is why our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community, and prepare


Led by conservation biologist Kaleo Wong, the HPU senior leadership team participated in the cleaning and clearing of land on the Kukanono slope below the Ulupo- Heiau State Historic Site. This program promotes a deeper understanding of the Hawaiian culture with connectivity to the mission, vision, and values of the university.

graduates to be active members of a global society. Students and faculty alike are encouraged to find experiential learning opportunities with a community impact. In accordance with the 2014 university master plan, we are consolidating all academic programs downtown. We are investing in the urban student experience that will better serve the community.






o ull


a ell


HPU Has More Than 250 Study Abroad Opportunities

As HPU’s global reach continues to broaden, we continue to create opportunities for our students to study abroad while also creating a multicultural community on campus. We offer unique study abroad experiences in more than 70 countries through faculty-led programs as well as exchange programs with partner schools and study abroad organizations. In

2016, HPU students were recognized for the fifth consecutive year by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Benjamin A. Gilman


b da

u nE




EXPERIENCE International Scholarship program. This enables students who would otherwise be unable to study abroad to have this once in a lifetime experience. Student recipient Selah Chung (B.A. Interactive Multimedia ’16) reflected on her time abroad: “Going to someone else’s country, experiencing their culture, learning about their history – this is something that cannot help but alter the way one views the world.” It is our hope that every student leaves our university having been exposed to new cultures and points of view.


FACULTY-STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Message from the PROVOST Aloha, Hawai‘i Pacific University is often described as an inspired academic community, where the faculty and staff join together, pledging to support our students’ success. Serving as the liaison between academic and student affairs, I am often inspired by the stories and relationships I witness as they develop within our university community. With a low student to faculty ratio, our students are able to engage with faculty both inside and outside the classroom, nurturing both academic and personal relationships. Our world-class faculty is deeply committed to teaching, mentoring, and working with each student, while our students are expected to be active participants in their academic journey.

Our location is also excellent for bridging the gap between theory and practice, offering our students hands-on opportunities outside the classroom and better preparing them for what comes after graduation. Students in political science walk a few blocks to the state capitol; marine biology students access the natural wonders of our state; and business students connect with business leaders daily just by walking to class. We are proud to offer a world-class education to our students while embodying the spirit of aloha in the community. Matthew Liao-Troth, Ph.D.

Residential Honors PROGRAM The HPU Residential Honors Program (RHP) offers undergraduates an opportunity to challenge themselves academically through an engaging, innovative, and rigorous curriculum designed to nurture integrated thinking and problem solving. Unique interdisciplinary seminars, international academic experiences, and opportunities to pursue independent research under the guidance of dedicated faculty create an enhanced learning environment for exceptional students. At the helm of the RHP is Allison Gough, Ph.D., Dean and Associate Professor of History and International Studies. Gough offers a unique perspective on African-American, U.S., and in particular Hawaiian history. She’s published work on racism during WWII and the mutiny that occurred at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo in 1944. Gough notes the location of the RHP, which is anchored at Aloha Tower Marketplace at the Honolulu Harbor, as a great metaphor for the exchange of culture, people, and experiences that students will “The honors program is grounded in an exchange of ideas from all encounter throughout over, so I think it’s uniquely and very aptly situated at Aloha Tower the program.

Marketplace.” — Allison Gough, Ph.D.






ych Ps Cultivating Students’ h t wi ht) rig RESEARCH m fro nd o c e . (s SKILLS h.D P ,

tu ys






A ine

Student to Faculty Ratio

HPU is the Top College in Hawai‘i for Return on Investment – PayScale 2016 ROI Report

The experience of Assistant Professor of Psychology Katherine Aumer, Ph.D., in research, psychology, and social experiments has inspired her students to engage fully and creatively with their work. These students are a part of the aptly named “Aumer Lab,” comprised of undergraduate and graduate students interested in doing research to prepare for graduate school at the doctoral level. “A lot of the work being done in our lab is developing professionalism for the

students,” Aumer said. “This is what a lab can be like in graduate school. This is what an advisor is going to want from you.” The “Aumer Lab” utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods, and showcases their work at industry conferences, including the Association for Psychological Science convention. A chapter by Aumer in the 2016-published book, The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships, incorporates research conducted by her students. For the past several years, the “Aumer Lab” has been publishing in peer-reviewed journals and books. PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017 I HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 11


EXCELLENCE WELCOMING DEAN Brenda Jensen, Ph.D. The College of Natural and Computational Sciences welcomed Brenda Jensen, Ph.D., as its new Dean in June of 2016. Jensen earned her doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Biological Oceanography, and has been with HPU for 12 years serving as a Professor, Program Chair and Associate Dean. During her time at HPU,

Jensen has been intimately involved in research on how human caused stressors impact Hawai‘i’s marine organisms, in particular whales and dolphins. She works with collaborators from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, M.S. Marine Science students, and local participants to monitor contaminant levels and their effects. She has also attracted nearly $1 million in extramural research support as a principal investigator. As Dean, some of her priorities include leading the transition of the Department of Natural Sciences from Hawaii Loa to a new downtown home, launching a new engineering program, preparing a recently donated research vessel for marine science operation, and increasing STEM outreach to the surrounding community.

Faculty member Gabriela Artigas with high school students

GIRLS WHO CODE HPU is proud to announce the start of a Girls Who Code chapter, a national organization dedicated to engaging middle and high school girls in coding and the computing fields not only as a field of study and potential profession, but as an area through which they can make a positive contribution to society. Comprised of more than 20 young women from various area schools, the club is led by Gabriela Artigas, a career faculty member in HPU’s Computer Science (CS) department, assisted by Katrina Morrissey, one of our female students majoring in CS.




HPU Has the Highest Overall Socio-Economic Mobility Index Score for Hawai‘i Schools - New York Times Faculty member Catherine Ghourani, Ph.D., (second from left) with “Robotics for Good” club members

Catherine Ghourani, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong and is active in research in biomedical engineering. She has received several awards in teaching-research, which exemplifies her close collaboration with students in their undergraduate capstone work as well as thesis supervision, student competitions, and organization of student internships. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Engineering, Academic Advisor to the new “Robotics for Good” club, and most excitingly the Program Coordinator for the new B.S. in Engineering which is anticipated for Fall 2018. This program

will add a four-year engineering program with degrees currently not offered at any other university in the state, and will complement our current dual-degree program that includes three years at HPU plus two years at a premier university on the mainland U.S. Anticipated degree tracks to be offered completely by HPU include electrical, biomedical, and biotechnology, and will prepare students to competently and creatively apply a core of fundamental engineering, mathematical, and sciencebased operational skills to solve real-world problems and challenges.


Commitment to Our VISION

PLAYWRIGHT IN PARADISE In the summer of 2016, Professor of English Mark Tjarks, Ph.D., presented his plays Houseless in Paradise and The Unsalable Thing at the New York International Fringe Festival, where a reviewer called it “one of the most powerful pieces of documentary theatre I’ve seen.” Produced in association with PlayBuilders of Hawaii and supported by an HPU Trustees Scholarly Endeavors Program grant, both productions adopt a humanistic approach to the plight of homelessness in Hawai‘i. Houseless in Paradise — based on the words and stories gathered 14 HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY I PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017

through more than 60 interviews held with members and activists in O‘ahu’s homeless community — is comprised of a cast of both professional and homeless actors. It won the 2014 Po‘okela Award for Best Play, while The Unsalable Thing won the 2015 William Faulkner Literary Play Competition. This summer, Tjarks returns to New York for a musical about subway musicians.

WELCOMING Chair Lyndall Ellingson, Ph.D. The Department of Public Health is proud to welcome home Lyndall Ellingson, Ph.D., as its new Department Chair. Ellingson — a Kailua High School graduate — earned her doctorate from Indiana University and brings more than 25 years of experience in the field. Her teaching and research interests lie in cultural competencies, community development, participatory research, and reduction of health disparities among vulnerable populations within the Pacific. The department closely mirrors Ellingson’s community involvement, as it strives to meet the needs of working professionals by

offering the only fully online Master of Public Health program in the state. This allows us to serve neighboring islands and the Pacific region where professionals may not have the means to travel for a degree. The program is also easily adapted to meet the needs of returning veterans, offering the proper number of in-person classes needed for full GI Bill benefits.

Criminal Justice Is Offered in Multiple Formats: In-class, Fully Online or Hybrid Faculty members Randal Lee and Sheryl Sunia with Criminal Justice student

Students Preparing to Serve THE COMMUNITY For students interested in careers including homeland security, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, or law, the Criminal Justice program offers support to place students in internships with public-service agencies. Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Randal Lee, who joined the university as a full-time faculty member in spring 2017, is focused

on establishing new and renewed student internship opportunities. Lee is a former judge of the O‘ahu First Circuit Court of Hawai‘i and former deputy prosecuting attorney for the City and County of Honolulu. The for-credit or noncredit internships not only require students to serve hours at the assigned agency, but to also meet weekly with a supervising Criminal Justice faculty member. “We want to monitor the progress of our students, ensuring they are benefiting from the career-preparation opportunity,” Sheryl Sunia, Criminal Justice Program Chair, said. “We also continuously vet the internship program to be applicable to employers.” PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017 I HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 15

COMMITMENT TO OUR STUDENTS #HPU4HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP The objective of the #HPU4Hawaii Scholarship Challenge is twofold: It rewards students for their academic achievements and it showcases original ideas that will positively impact Hawai‘i’s future. “Designed to encourage Hawai‘i’s youth to think creatively about solutions that positively impact the state, and the world, the challenge is a sample of the type of innovative learning curriculum students can expect at HPU,” said Greg Grauman, Vice President of Enrollment Management. “It’s a privilege to help these young minds actively confront and solve problems in their home state. We are honored to be a part of these students’ journey to make a tangible difference in Hawai‘i.”

The following #HPU4Hawaii Scholarship Challenge winners were awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend HPU: Lyka Mae Corotan, W.R. Farrington High School, “Dancer’s Delite,” to keep youth off the streets, mentoring them through a dance program.

Kaimana Idica, Kamehameha Schools, Maui Campus, “#Sporkitup,” to encourage switching from single-use plastic utensils to eco-friendlier alternatives.

Macy Ferguson, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus, “Food Waste,” to raise awareness of food waste in landfills emitting methane gas and contributing to global warming.

Melodie Amber WilliamsAduja, Mid-Pacific Institute, “Vertical Aquaponics Stations,” to help improve the quality of life for homeless individuals.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING A central component of the College of Business strategic plan is to provide project-based learning opportunities to students. Assistant Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Management Wendy Lam, Ph.D., embraces the benefits of project-based learning. Through Lam’s Special Events Management undergraduate and graduate-level courses, 37 students worked with the nonprofit ClimbHI as the event planners of its April 2016 O‘ahu Leadership, Exploration and Inspiration Career Fair. The objective of the event is to inspire Hawai‘i’s youth to select careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. These students focused on theory learned in the classroom and the practice of management skills. They developed a comprehensive event plan and followed a systematic method of planning, organizing, monitoring, adjusting, and evaluating activities to achieve the objectives of the event.

“The career fair was attended by more than 500 students and 60 businesses. My students did above and beyond what is required from the class and made a positive difference in our community.” - Wendy Lam, Ph.D. Faculty member Wendy Lam, Ph.D. (far right) with ClimbHI project team members



Overall Student Athlete GPA is 3.1

The high standard set for our athletes has led to a PacWest

Conference and NCAA Division II national championship for our men’s

tennis team, a third consecutive year of increasing the GPA for the department, multiple All-American athlete awards, and a NCAA Choices grant award focused on alcohol awareness programs. Additionally, the NCAA has recognized HPU’s Athletics as the second-place winner of the 2017 Division II Award of Excellence for its “Kam’s Helmets” program that promotes bike and moped helmet safety.

HPU’s Athletics department not only succeeds in the classroom and on the field of play, but has also continued to actively engage student athletes within the community both locally and globally. From conducting clinics and after-school activities with elementary schools, fundraising for Make-a-Wish initiatives, partnering with international sports camps in China and winning a national basketball tournament in Korea, to organizing beach cleanups, the Athletics department embodies teamwork, sportsmanship, and community. PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017 I HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 17



Fall 2016 marked one year since the completion of the revitalization project at Aloha Tower Marketplace. This mixed-use space is a combination of retail, community, and university spaces, and serves as an anchor for HPU in the downtown area.

ide d prov y e s ba za the ter r Pla ogy u p ee ol BS com ion hn . LA art at P e tec ceed R c TE f the oms ts th o su U n dt o sro P e e M at las tud ee s n c CO St 18 HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY I PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017

in me ho us. p ts ew a n cam den ant s n u d r fin tow s st vib SS ness own put lu’s E d ion olu IN usi US of B t the ocat Hon t. B c F ge za a ic l of tri E O olle Pla ateg eart s dis G C er s h E tr LL U’s ne is s the sine CO HP Pio Th in bu

the is ion r we pt To ng o a si oh Al hou s. t S T us nt sa OF Loft amp tude L c s T nt ON rfro n on 300 R F te ly w ER Wa nto ear AT The dow or n f W

al dic with s. e iom nts itie f B ude facil and wed o t , s rk ide s tory ical revie o tw rov bora med eer- s, e p N p la al io S DeA labs and al, b g to pos B o n pr (I ch n LA gic di H BRE sear tatio iolo lea ant arch C e h n b r R se gr c IN e EA wn nce) rum ical, sear ded te re S e RE nto elle inst hem ce r fun dua . RE dow Exc dge rts c cien ons, rgra ities B IN ew rch g e po e s ati nde tun W he n esea ttin sup arin blic d u por E u N T R cu It m p an op PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017 I HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 19

OCEANIC INSTITUTE of HPU WHITE SHRIMP OI of HPU’s Shrimp Department has an international reputation for research on the selective breeding of Pacific White Shrimp, having helped develop the world’s first captive population of specific pathogen free (SPF) shrimp. OI of HPU was the first organization in the world to develop a family based breeding program for this species, leading to a 2,045% increase in production of farmed SPF shrimp in Asia from 2000 to 2013. In addition to shrimp breeding, OI of HPU scientists have developed an indoor, recirculating aquaculture system to raise shrimp at super-intensive densities, and with a very small environmental footprint. YELLOW TANG Recent achievements in the area of marine conservation include the firstever successful cultivation of captive-bred Yellow Tang. More than 280,000 of these coveted reef fish are collected annually off the Kona Coast of Hawai‘i Island, meaning OI of HPU’s achievement provides aquarium hobbyists with an alternative to wild-caught. In March 2016, OI of HPU shipped 300-400 baby Yellow Tang to the continental U.S. for the first time, where most were already destined for public aquarium exhibits. OI of HPU scientists have also developed captive-rearing techniques for native Hawaiian food fishes including Striped Mullet and Milkfish, helping to revitalize ancient Hawaiian fishponds. OI of HPU recently provided more than 100,000 Mullet fingerlings to several ponds on the islands of O‘ahu and Moloka‘i in an effort to help promote local food self-sufficiency. FEEDMILL Scientists working in this department conduct innovative research on feeds and nutrition for the global aquaculture industry. As part of this effort, OI of HPU is constructing a Feeds Research and Pilot Production Facility in Hilo, Hawai‘i which is designed to produce commercial quantities of terrestrial and aquatic animal feeds using locally sourced ingredients. In total, the project has garnered $6 million in external funding, including support from Ulupono Initiative, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State of Hawai‘i, and McInerny Foundation. The feedmill will help Hawai‘i’s farmers revitalize business by reducing the financial burden of importing. To Date, 1,500 Yellow Tang Juveniles Produced in Captivity 20 HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY I PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017

rch tor esea c e R ing ir e D rimp hold v i t cu Sh h.D. xe or, ; E irect ss, P g o n Wo .; D M ie h.D ustin r r o ,P tD p m r C ss he Mo tmen Shri c r n a au par ite e s Re Sh De Wh


Celebrating Dedicated Supporters at the TRUSTEES’ DINNER

Daryl Suehiro and President Gotanda

Former HPU President Chatt Wright, Nobuko Zecha, President Gotanda, and Allen Zecha, Ph.D.

Hawai‘i Pacific University recognized its generous donors at the annual Trustees’ Dinner held in October 2016. D. Suehiro Electric., Inc. was the $100,000 sponsor of the 2016 Trustees’ Dinner. Daryl Suehiro, President of the company, is pleased to see fellow Roosevelt High School graduate President John Gotanda now leading HPU in downtown Honolulu. Encouraging others to join his support, Suehiro puts it rather simply: “Give, because you can.” Suehiro is the parent of a current HPU student.

Allen Zecha, Ph.D., is a former president of Medtronic Asia-Pacific division. Prior to retirement, he was appointed as a vice president of the corporation. During his career, Zecha has worked and lived throughout Asia and the mainland U.S., and has now made his home in Hawai‘i. For the past 20 years, Zecha and his wife Nobuko have been among HPU’s most generous and loyal supporters. Their $50,000 donation via the 2016 Trustees’ Dinner will support the university’s vision to increase capability to prepare graduates to be active leaders in a global society. PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017 I HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 21

DONOR SUPPORT Hawai‘i Pacific University gratefully acknowledges individuals, corporations, organizations, foundations, and trusts that have generously donated to our university. LIFETIME GIVING ALOHA

The Aloha Giving Society acknowledges donors who, over their lifetime, have cumulatively contributed $100,000 or more, and between $50,000 - $99,999. $100,000+ Anonymous (3) A & B Kokua Giving Program Alexander & Baldwin Elisabeth Anderson* Martin Anderson/Martin and Illie Anderson Foundation ARDA Hawaii Atherton Family Foundation William E.* and Dawn G. Aull Bank of Hawaii Bank of Hawaii Foundation Robert E. Black Memorial Trust The Boromisa Family/The Jeffrey M. and Laura Alberts-Boromisa Foundation Ray Franklin and Norma Elizabeth Burner Trust Castle & Cooke Properties Harold K.L. Castle Foundation Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation Henry B. and Charlotte* Clark Clearwire Conservation International Cooke Foundation Ltd. Jean F. Cornuelle* Dell Inc. George R. and Nancy L.* Ellis EMC Corporation Ernst & Young LLP Ernst & Young Foundation

First Hawaiian Bank Frear Eleemosynary Trust GEICO Direct Hawaii Joseph V.* and Jeannette E. Giubbini Charles M. Grace*/The Charlpeg Foundation Christopher J. Haig David M. Haig Hawaii Community Foundation Hawaii Pacific Health Hawaiian Electric Industries Hawaiian Telcom William Randolph Hearst Foundation Conrad W. and Linda Hewitt Honolulu Star Advertiser Insurance Holdings of Hawaii The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation Duane K. and Susan S. Kurisu/The Kurisu Foundation John and Nancy Lockwood Paul C.T.* and Violet S. Loo Charles L. and Emma Jean Mader Anna M. McCall* McInerny Foundation The Medtronic Foundation Gertrude M.F. Moir and John T. Moir, Jr. Ed. Fdtns. Montgomery Street Foundation Mosher Galt Foundation Nan Inc. The Nature Conservancy Michael E. and Patricia O’Neill Pacific Marine & Supply Co. QST (Fort) Partners The Queen’s Health Systems Lawrence D. and Patricia Rodriguez Jean E. Rolles Jim and Puchi Romig


Scholarship Foundation of the Pacific Nan C. and Mari Shin Vance O. Smith Trust Charles A. and Vivien C. Sted Strong Foundation Daryl Suehiro/D. Suehiro Electric Swinerton Builders Mildred Towle Scholarship Trust Ulupono Initiative LLC Antone and Edene Vidinha Charitable Trust Victoria Ward Limited Gulab and Indru G. Watumull/ Jhamandas Watumull Fund G.N. Wilcox Trust S.W. Wilcox Trust Chatt G. and Janice T. (MBA ‘96) Wright Allen L. and Nobuko Zecha/Allen and Nobuko Zecha Foundation $50,000 - $99,999 Anonymous American Savings Bank Aston Hotels and Resorts Steven K. and Nan S. Baker Bank of America The Cades Foundation George & Ida Tenney Castle Trust Jessie Cheng*/Jessie Cheng Charitable Foundation Doo Wook & Helen Nahm Choy Fund Timothy Y.C. Choy John H. Connors, Inc. Coral Wireless, LLC, dba Mobi PCS Richard J. and Barbara Dahl Theo. H. Davies & Co. Ltd. DFS Hawaii Dillingham Construction Pacific Ltd.

Allen and Christina D. (MBA 2004) Doane ExxonMobil Education Foundation Finance Factors Foundation Finance Investment Co., Ltd. First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. Garrett and Terri T. Fujii Gannett Foundation Eugene W. and Jean T. Grippin Group 70 International, Inc. Hawaii Association of Broadcasters, Inc. Hawaii Newspaper Agency Foundation Hawaii Tourism Authority Paul J. and Lynda J. Heran Richard C. and Margaret Hunter Lawrence M. and Claire O. Johnson Allan R. and Sue Landon McCabe Construction Co. Inc. Catherine L. Moore The National Collegiate Athletic Association Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. Pacific Islands Institute James J. and Marilyn Pappas John R. and Catherine K. Payne Henry F. and Sandra Rice Pauline Roberts Fund Charles B. Salmon Stephen R. Simpson* Lily S.F. Sun (BA 1982) T-Mobile USA, Inc. Verizon Media Ventures James E.* and Margaret Walker


The Pono Giving Society, also members of the President’s Club, acknowledges donors who have contributed $25,000 or more between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. Anonymous ARDA Hawaii Atherton Family Foundation Dawn G. Aull Robert E. Black Memorial Trust Hawaii Tourism Authority The Estate of Geraldine A. Hillary Charles L. and Emma Jean Mader McInerny Foundation The Medtronic Foundation Mosher Galt Foundation Eldred and Clare Mugford Trust Scholarship Foundation of the Pacific Strong Foundation Daryl S. Suehiro/D. Suehiro Electric, Inc. Ulupono Initiative LLC Allen L. and Nobuko Zecha/Allen and Nobuko Zecha Foundation PRESIDENT’S CLUB

The President’s Club acknowledges donors who have contributed between $5,000 and $24,999 between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. Anonymous Gene Albano Aloha United Way Anderson-Beck Kokua a Ulu Fund Steven K. and Nan S. Baker Steven K. Baldridge Bank of Hawaii

Barnes and Noble Boyd Enterprises Doo Wook and Helen Nahm Choy Fund Chun Kerr LLP Cooke Foundation Ltd. CVS Health Foundation Allen and Christina D. (MBA 2004) Doane Edward Enterprises, Inc. Enterprise Holdings Enterprise Holdings Foundation Finance Factors Foundation First Hawaiian Bank Foodland Super Market Ltd. Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc GEICO Direct Hawaii John Y. and Brenda Gotanda Dino Guerin Hawaii Gas Hawaii Pacific Health Hawaiian Airlines Inc. Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Maile Hirota/Hirota and Associates Richard C. and Margaret Hunter Island Insurance Foundation Howard Kam Kamehameha Schools Kobayashi Sugita and Goda, Attorneys at Law KPMG LLP Carol Mon Lee Violet S. Loo Edison H. Miyawaki MW Group, Ltd. Nan Inc. Pacific Edge Magazine James J. and Marilyn Pappas John R. and Catherine K. Payne The Queen’s Health Systems Roeca Luria Hiraoka LLP *Deceased

Jean E. Rolles Jim and Puchi Romig Charles B. Salmon Servco Foundation Nan C. and Mari Shin Sodexo, Inc. Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Sukamto Foundation, Inc. Mildred Towle Scholarship Trust TRUSTA, an Accountancy Corporation Raymond P. (BSBA 1993) and Tiffany Vara Wealth Strategy Partners, LLC C.S. Wo and Sons, Ltd. Rick Zwern and Karen Huffman KULEANA SOCIETY

The Kuleana Giving Society acknowledges donors who have contributed between $1,000 and $4,999 between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. Jerome F. Agrusa Airgas Gaspro Inc. Jo-Ann M. Aki Daren S. Akiyama Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union Joseph A. Amasiu American Carpet One Foundation Anago of Hawaii Thomas Angell Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii, Inc. David K. and Christine D. Arita Greg and D’Arcy L. Ashley Vince and Lisa Baldemor Geoffrey Bannister and Jerri Ross George K. Baum & Company Dale S. and Barbara V. Burke Campaign Sports, LLC

Jill A. Castilla (BSBA ‘96) Central Pacific Bank George Chan Larry and Beatrice Ching Foundation Herbert S.L. and Leona Y. Chock Michael J. and Bina M. Chun Erin E. Coulter (MBA ‘02) Amanda Cox Crime Stoppers Honolulu Inc. Anna B. Davis (MA ‘13) Mark E. Davis Layla J. L. (MBA ‘12) and Andrew Dedrick/Bella Pietra Design Educational Advancement Foundation Bruce Edwards Anna Elento-Sneed/ES&A Law Corporation Donald G. Felton John R. Fleckles Eddie Flores/L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Marvin A. and Sandra A. Fong Matilda Freitas Friends of Hawaii Charities Gordon Biersch Bill W. and Joann M. Green Group 70 International, Inc. Grove Farm Fred P. and Lynne Gustavson Christopher J. Haig Halekulani Hotel Peter Hanashiro Linelle Hanawahine Hawaii Bowl Foundation Nancy L. Hedlund Hoops 4 Christ Hawaii Roland L. and Roberta S.H. Jenkins Johnson Brothers of Hawaii, Inc. Jacquelyn Johnson (BSBA ‘93) Kai Pono Builders, Inc. John P. Karbens

Jane H. Katayama KHNL TV Jason F. Kim (BSBA ‘01) Daniel T. and Catherine Kimura Janet S. Kloenhamer KMH LLP Bert T. Kobayashi, Jr. K. Karl Krout* David J. Lanoue Joseph and Carol Levy Lex Brodie’s Tire Co. Matthew A. and Sara Liao-Troth John A. and Nancy Lockwood Varanya P. Luxton M.B. Services, Inc. Jeff S. Marsh (AS ‘95) Marsh USA, Inc. Marshall Islands Matson, Inc. John F. Metzler/Metzler Contracting Co, LLC Sam Moku Randolph G. Moore and Lynne Johnson Jeanene Morgan (BSBA ‘93) Nancy Morrow Bryan K. and Donna Nakasone National Philanthropic Trust New City Nissan Niu Pia Land Company, Ltd. Oahu Sealcoating & Paving LLC OIA Club Pacific Risk Solutions Katharine Payne J. William Potter, Jr. Presidio Networked Solutions Deborah N. Ramelb Richard Rapoza Redhammer LLC Joseph Rice Robert E.L. Brooks Fund Michele K. Saito

Thomas M. Sato Tony J. Schmidt Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. Shell Oil Company Foundation Stephen E. Shevlin (BA ‘92) Susan E. Sofos (BA ‘86) Sports Line Sports Travel Hawaii LLC Nash Subotic (MBA ‘03) Gregory P. Suddreth Cole T. Sugimoto Swinerton Builders T&T Tinting Specialists Kevin H. and Beth K. Takamori Kah E. Tan (BSBA ‘93) Territorial Savings Bank Texture Inc. Clayton E. and Darlyn L. Thomas Sanford R. Ujimori Realty, Inc. Darren L. and Amy E. Vorderbruegge Margaret Walker Gulab and Indru G. Watumull Jhamandas Watumull Fund Philip M. and Carolyn K. Whitney Robert C. and Betty* Wo Every attempt has been made to list donors completely and accurately. We want to know if you find inconsistencies in our records. Please direct inquiries to: University Relations, Hawai‘i Pacific University, One Aloha Tower, Suite 3100, Honolulu, HI 96813, 808-687-7040, Mahalo nui for your investment in Hawai‘i Pacific University. Your belief is an inspiration. To continue your support of students at HPU, please visit:


1 Aloha Tower Drive I Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 24 HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY I PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2016-2017

President's Report 2016-2017  

The Power of Community President's Report 2016-2017

President's Report 2016-2017  

The Power of Community President's Report 2016-2017