BYUH Chapter Receives Highest Award from BYU Management Society

BYU-Hawaii Management Society won the Dean’s Gold Chapter of Excellence Award from the Marriott School of Business on Sept. 28 for their effort in helping society members to create a global network and for striving to inspire society members to become moral and ethical leaders.

“Gold is the highest award you can receive in the Management Society,” explained Helena Hannonen, a professor in business and the faculty advisor to the Management Society. “The marvelous thing about the students winning this award is they are competing with professional chapters, and they are winning.”

Pacific Pondering: Put a Difference Between the Holy and Profane


“...they have put no difference between the holy and profane...and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them" (Ezek. 22:26).

I was pleased in Conference that Elder Bednar called attention to the deep connection between the Sabbath and the temple. It was a masterful talk. I, too, have long felt that there is a close connection between the Sabbath and the temple. Both demarcate the sacred from the profane, one temporally and the other spatially. The Sabbath is to time what the temple is to space.

Elder Cardon To Speak at October 3 Devotional


On October 3, 2017 our devotional message will be given by Elder Craig A. Cardon, a member of the Pacific Area Presidency.

Elder Craig A. Cardon was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006. He has served as a member of the Africa West Area Presidency, editor of Church magazines, and an assistant executive director in the Priesthood and Family Department. He is currently serving as a member of the Pacific Area Presidency.

Changes in BYU-H Academic Organizations


We are pleased to announce several changes in the BYU-Hawaii academic organizations.

The College of Arts and Humanities has been updated to replace the current structure with four new departments. These departments and their chairs are:

Elder Gary E. Stevenson To Speak at September 19 Devotional

On September 19, 2017 the devotional message will be given by Elder Gary E. Stevenson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 
Born on August 6, 1955, to Evan N. and Vera Jean Stevenson, Elder Stevenson grew up in Utah’s Cache Valley in a family that came of pioneer stock. While a young man, he accepted a call to serve a mission to Japan. That assignment instilled in Elder Stevenson a dual love for Asia and for sharing the gospel that has lasted a lifetime.

BYU-Hawaii Ranked #1 in the State

BYU-Hawaii has been ranked the top college in the State of Hawaii by

According to the site, BYU-Hawaii has a “diverse population of students from 70 countries.” Most of our students have received help with expenses by obtaining part-time positions through the school. Regarding our unique combination of scholastic and spiritual education, the site said that BYU-Hawaii “prepares students for a career and provides them with moral, ethical, and spiritual enrichment.”

BYU–Hawaii Accreditation Reaffirmed Through 2025

Brigham Young University–Hawaii announced today that the Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges has reaffirmed the accreditation of the university through 2025. WSCUC’s accreditation process evaluates institutions for their educational excellence and operational effectiveness. The commission’s decision was based on a thorough self-study report prepared by BYU–Hawaii, an offsite review of that report by a WSCUC evaluation team and a three-day campus visit by that same team this past March.  

Michael Tejada Promoted to Director of Budgets

Michael Tejada has been named as Director of Budgets at Brigham Young University–Hawaii. “We are pleased that Michael has accepted this position,” said Vice President of Administration Steve Tueller. “I look forward to working closely with him in this new capacity.”   Tejada is an alumnus of BYU–Hawaii where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He later earned a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. He worked for Deloitte Touche and Bank of Hawaii before joining the BYU–Hawaii team in 2012.   Tejada has deep connections to the Laie and Kahuku community.