About HPU

President John Gotanda

John Gotanda

Aloha, and welcome to the Hawaii Pacific University website. Here, we hope to provide you with the information you need about our university, who we are and what we do. As Hawaii’s largest private university, we provide a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs designed to fit the lives and aspirations of our extremely diverse student body.

HPU is, above all, student centered. We share a deep commitment to academic excellence, providing each student with personal attention and emphasizing an active learning environment that affords hands-on opportunities, while preparing students to make an immediate global impact. We offer outstanding research including at our renowned Oceanic Institute, which shares its findings in sustainability and aquaculture around the world.

We never stop seeking improvement, looking for ways to provide a truly exceptional educational experience that is market aligned and student centered. Facilities, faculty, and programs come together to let students demonstrate that they have mastered the skills, knowledge and values that leaders and employers deem critical to success.

Perhaps most importantly, HPU is a community that cares. The institution cares about educating tomorrow’s leaders and in making a difference in the world. Our faculty care about teaching, mentoring and working with each student. Our students care about the role that they will play in society. And our alumni are proud of and deeply care about their alma mater. This community is what truly sets HPU apart.

President John Gotanda
1 Aloha Tower Drive, Suite 3100
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 544-0200

President Gotanda – Brief Bio

Executive Secretary to the President:
Ashley Ching

(808) 544-0203 aching@hpu.edu

I hope the information you find here will inspire you to learn more about Hawaii Pacific University, what we do, and how you can become part of this remarkable community. Come, join us as we bring life to the Hawaiian saying, Pupukahi i Holomua: Unite to Move Forward.

John Y. Gotanda
Hawaii Pacific University