BYU-Hawaii Response to Water Shut off Allegations

BYU-Hawaii and the Kaio Family are co-owners of the land in question. BYU-Hawaii has been working with and will continue to work together with the Kaio Ohana LLC to resolve this matter. 

Safia Sheikh Named PacWest Player of the Week

The Seasiders Women’s Basketball team has recently returned from a successful Northern California road trip where junior guard, Safia Sheikh, was named Pacific West Conference Player of the Week.

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Willes Center Holds 3rd Annual Great Ideas Video Competition

The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship on the campus of Brigham Young University-Hawaii has announced the winners for the 3rd Annual Great Ideas Video Competition.

The Tanners Welcome a New Semester

As the first devotional of the semester, President John Tanner welcomed all faculty, staff, and new and returning students for the 2016-2017 Winter semester. This school period began Monday, November 7, just one week after the Commencement Ceremony of the previous fall semester.

Breaking from tradition, President Tanner did not share the time with his wife for this devotional. Rather he gave Sister Susan Tanner the whole devotional time for herself.  In years past both the president and the first lady of the university would address campus for the first devotional.

Elder Neil L. Andersen Speaks at Fall Commencement

With almost 300 graduates, along with family, friends, and professors of BYUH, in attendance the Cannon Activities Center was full in attendance to listen to Elder Neil L. Andersen, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed graduates, their families, and the BYUH campus at the Fall Commencement at BYU-Hawaii 20016 in the Cannon Activities Center. 

New Dean of Students

BYU-Hawaii is proud to announce that Melba Latu will join the university as the Dean of Students.  This position is newly formed as it has been before a role connected to the Vice President of Student Development & Services, currently Dr. Debbie Hippolite Wright. Now being its own unique position, the Dean of Students plays an important role in assessing, maintaining, and enriching a sense of campus community. As such, Sis. Latu will coordinate efforts of the offices that provide services to support the success of students.

Willes Center Holds 3rd Annual Great Ideas Video Competition

 The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship in partnership with Brigham Young University Hawaii has opened applications for its third-annual Great Ideas Video Competition recognizing student entrepreneurs.

The Great Ideas Video Competition is one of two campus-wide business plan events sponsored every year at BYU-Hawaii.

BYUH Brings in New Director

BYU-Hawaii proudly announces Laura Moana Tevaga as the new head of the University Communications & Relations Department. Laura succeeds Michael A. Johanson as Director of Communications and Marketing.  Michael had been serving in this capacity since January 2009 until the beginning of this fall, upon transferring to Brigham Young University in Provo as Director of Alumni Outreach & Communications.