As interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Jan Javinar is responsible for campus-wide planning and policy formulation and ensures that student affairs programs, services and activities are aligned with the academic mission and strategic goals of UH West Oʻahu.
Javinar provides leadership for the delivery and administration of a full-range of student affairs programs including enrollment management, admissions, outreach, academic program advising, student orientation and registration, financial aid, activities, counseling, cultural advising, health and wellness, judicial affairs, first-year experience and retention, and career development. As a member of the university’s senior staff, he is responsible for overseeing the budget and material resources of the Student Affairs department and developing a comprehensive learning environment with a successful program of student retention that complements UH West Oʻahu’s strategic plan for recruitment and enrollment.
Javinar is a proud alumnus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the College of Education three times over. He earned a Bachelor’s of Education with distinction in secondary education majoring in social studies, and has a master’s of education and doctor of education in educational administration with a focus on higher education administration. He has held leadership positions in student affairs administration for over 30 years, including the last 24 years overseeing student life, student activities, and college union administration.
Professionally, Javinar has been active with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), receiving regional recognition for his years of service and with the National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA). He also provides facilitation and problem-solving consultation for non-profits, governmental agencies, and community groups.