Dear HPU Students,
As the General Manager of the Sea Warrior Center, I want to
take this opportunity to explain how the Center is managed
and operated. My hope is to clarify any misunderstandings that
may have arisen about food, beverages, and the general use
of the facility.
The Sea Warrior Center is not an HPU establishment. Rather,
it is owned and managed by SFS, LLC, a private company dedicated
to bringing the students of Hawai‘i Pacific University
a comfortable environment in which to eat, socialize, and relax
throughout the day.
When the SFS, LLC was considering opening the Sea Warrior Center,
we collaborated with University officials to determine the
kinds of services the Center should have. After receiving
the University community, SFS, LLC made a number of decisions;
the most critical involved food service.
It is very important to remember that the Sea Warrior Center
is a business. We pay a lease rent to the building and must
depend on revenue from our services to meet operating expenses
our employees. We are pleased to offer many free services (e.g.
computer access, conference rooms, etc.). However, it is our
food service that must generate sufficient income to cover
our costs. And that’s the reason why we only permit food
in the Sea Warrior Center that is purchased there.
We have tried to provide a menu that is economical, tasty,
and offers choices. Many of you have made recommendations
menu, and we have incorporated many of your suggestions.
We encourage all of you to continue to evaluate our services
we can better serve you.
I need your support to keep the Sea Warrior Center the wonderful
gathering place it has become for HPU faculty, staff, and
students. Together we can make it a success for everyone.
/s/ David Hinterreiter