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University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu


The University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu is part of the 10-campus University of Hawaiʻi System. The campus is led by Chancellor Maenette Benham, who runs the university with the help of three vice chancellors — Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Jeff Moniz, who assists the chancellor as the chief academic officer; Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Judy Oliveira, who oversees planning and policy formulation as well as student services; and Vice Chancellor of Administration, Kevin Ishida, who is the chief administrative and financial officer for the campus.

Ka ʻUmeke Nōweo

A bright mind. A metaphor for a mind eager to learn, be filled with knowledge, and to shine from within.

A message from Chancellor Maenette Benham
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Executive Team

UH West Oʻahu’s executive team is dedicated to collaborative decision-making, transparency, and effective communication.

Strategic Plan

Under the direction of Chancellor Maenette Benham and Dr. Walter Kahumoku, UH West Oʻahu is undertaking an assessment of academic, student, and administrative affairs to formulate a strategy that aligns its enrollment, facilities, and academic growth prospects over the next 10, 15, and 20 years.

Advisory Councils

UH West Oʻahu’s Advisory Councils play a vital role in the governance and planning of campus initiatives.

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