Aloha Mai Kākou
The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu is an anchor institution that supports the health and well-being of our communities in partnership with an ever-expanding network of community and business partners as well as state and local government agencies. We join our other regional anchor institutions in leading a movement of learning and dialogue to grow our West Side region by provoking change in constructive ways.
At the core of this movement is strengthening families and creating vibrant, healthy and abundant neighborhoods. At UH West O‘ahu, we seek to foster energetic innovations in a holistic way—bringing people, technologies and data together—to strongly impact learning outcomes and opportunities to tackle, in novel ways, the challenges of our 21st century.
Our value proposition places the learner at the center so that every institutional element of student services, academic programming, and administrative transactions fosters rigor, quality and safety. Building a learner-centered university challenges faculty and staff to first see learners as powerful assets in the higher educational setting. This commitment has become a shared kuleana (responsibility) of faculty and staff that also invites our learners and their families and communities to share the kuleana of enriching and uplifting higher learning for all. Because the kuleana of higher education is shared among faculty, learners and community, learning happens across multiple settings, and engages and creates leaders who are empowered and committed to cultivating humanity and pono (good) in their communities.
We welcome you to join us on our journey to elevate our community and those around us!
E mālama pono!
Dr. Maenette K.P. Benham
Chancellor, UH West O‘ahu