Shimabukuro hired as HR Director - Faculty Relations, Academics, and Research Staff

Honolulu, Hawaii — Hawai‘i Pacific University has hired BERT SHIMABUKURO to serve as Human Resources Director – Faculty Relations, Academics, and Research Staff.

In this position, Mr. Shimabukuro will provide specialized services to HPU’s academic leadership in areas including recruitment, reappointments and faculty relations. He will also have responsibility for the Faculty Actions Office.

With more than 17 years of professional experience in human resources, Mr. Shimabukuro earned a Master of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Prior to joining HPU, Mr. Shimabukuro served as director of Human Resources at Wahiawa General Hospital, overseeing human relations for more than 580 employees, including pharmacy; laboratory; acute care and long-term care; procurement; IT; and finance. He was also previously the HR Manager at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach.