I want to report on some recent and planned changes as well
as improvements to the programs we offer on our military campuses.
The changes are designed to strengthen our academic programs
while providing improved support to both students and faculty.
First, HPUs military population now totals almost 2,600
students, a major portion of our total undergraduate student
body. In addition to the military, HPU also serves United
States Coast Guard personnel assigned to Hawaii. The
military and the university have enjoyed a long relationship
dating back to 1974 when Hawaii Pacific was invited
to offer programs at Schofield Barracks. During the 1970s,
academic courses at military installations were called Military
Programs under the leadership of Jim Hochberg. In 1980,
Military Programs was changed to Satellite Programs.
I am pleased to announce that on May 1, the Satellite Programs
Department will officially be named Military Campus Programs.
The new name will make it easier for military students to
research information on our Web site. Our military campus
staff will continue to provide the same great customer service
and programs to our military students.
Starting in Term 3-2002, at Hickam AFB, HPU unveiled its
new Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy and Military Studies
(BSDMS) program headed up by Dr. Michael Pavkovic, HPU associate
professor and program coordinator. Also at Hickam, HPU led
a consortium of eight other schools to establish a shared
computer laboratory providing high-speed Internet access via
Road Runner connectivity.
I am very proud of our military and Coast Guard students
not only for their academic achievements, but for the many
contributions they make to our community. Mahalo to you all.