HPU celebrates dedicated supporters at annual Trustees’ Dinner event

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Trustees acknowledge new president, John Yukio Gotanda, D. Suehiro Electric., Inc., and Dr. and Mrs. Allen Zecha

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) will welcome and introduce the school’s new president John Yukio Gotanda, at its annual Trustees’ Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at The Royal Hawaiian hotel. Celebrating 51 years of history, HPU is the state’s largest private university, serving more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

“I look forward to the opportunity to recognize HPU’s generous donors and supporters for their outstanding efforts in helping us achieve our mission of preparing graduates to be leaders of a global society,” said Gotanda. “The funds raised are incredible evidence of a shared vision to provide excellent education in the local community.”

D. Suehiro Electric., Inc. is the proud $100,000 sponsor for this year’s Trustees’ Dinner. Daryl Suehiro, President of the company, is pleased to see a fellow Roosevelt High School graduate now leading HPU in downtown Honolulu. Encouraging others to join its support, Daryl puts it rather simply: “GIVE, because you can.”

Dr. Allen Zecha is a former president of Medtronic Asia-Pacific, and prior to retirement, was appointed as a vice-president of the corporation. During his career he 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, the Zechas have been among HPU’s most generous and loyal supporters. Their $50,000 donation via the 2016 Trustees’ Dinner will support president Gotanda and the university’s vision to increase capacity to prepare graduates to be active leaders in a global society.

HPU is a community focused on educating tomorrow’s leaders and making a positive difference in the world. Sponsors of the HPU Trustees’ Dinner are contributing to an institution that cares about teaching, mentoring, and working with each individual student. The impact of investing in HPU extends through a global network of students, alumni and faculty who are changing their communities and the world around them.