HPU | Kai Ulu Featured Message

Featured Message

Message from VP of Advancement Maureen Silva 
E komo mai! It is my great pleasure to introduce the first issue of Hawaiʻi Pacific University’s new monthly e-communication, Kai Ulu: Alumni Currents 

As Kumu Ramsay Taum articulates, this publication’s name was thoughtfully chosen. Kai Ulu represents a cohesive characteristic within the HPU ʻOhana—our extended family of students, alumni, faculty and staff, past, present and future. I encourage you to reminisce about your time at Hawai`i Pacific University as you read Kumu Taum’s message. 

Each month in Kai Ulu, we will share our latest news. We will celebrate the achievements of members of our community. We will work to reconnect you with HPU and each other. We hope that these Alumni Currents will become indispensable as you discover new things about your alma mater. 

In this inaugural issue, you will learn about the University’s new programs both on- and off-campus and the work being done to ensure our students have the kind of dynamic experience you had during your time here. You will also learn about the accomplishments of your peers and ways we’re involving alumni with students through career connection programming and other initiatives. In future publications, you’ll hear from a variety of campus leaders, including President John Gotanda in the next issue, as we share HPU’s vision to be the foremost leader in innovation in education.  

As we navigate our future together, I hope Kai Ulu inspires you to stay informed, connected, and, above all, proud of your enduring association with Hawaiʻi Pacific University. 


Maureen C. Silva, Ph.D. 

Vice President of Advancement