Elizabeth Bryant Describes HPU’s Student Experience As ‘Unparalleled’

Elizabeth Bryant delivers address to new students

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, HPU had the honor of hosting Elizabeth Bryant, Vice President of Southwest Airlines University.  Although Ms. Bryant was originally scheduled to speak to students, faculty, and staff at the University’s Convocation on Thursday, August 23, she was kind enough to speak one day early at HPU’s New Student Orientation Kick-Off and Family Welcome event when HPU cancelled the Convocation in preparation for then Hurricane Lane.

President Gotanda noted that he was honored to have Ms. Bryant share inspirational insights with our students and families just before the evening’s candle-lighting ceremony.  Interim Provost Susanne Woods, Dean of Students Marites McKee, Student Government Association Elena Boise, and President Gotanda all spoke at the event.

Ms. Bryant shared that she is looking forward to staying in touch with HPU, particularly to support its efforts to enhance the University’s student experience.  Reflecting on her time at HPU, she shared, “[F]rom what I witnessed, the HPU experience is unparalleled!”

HPU sends a warm mahalo to Ms. Bryant for traveling to visit amidst Lane and welcomes the students and families joining our ‘ohana.