“The growth and expansion of HPU over the last 23
years has been so dramatic and dynamic it is difficult to describe.
We have almost 10 times the enrollment now as in the early ‘80s.
“ The undergraduate academic programs have grown from about 12
to more than 50.
In 1985, we launched the Master of Business Administration (MBA)
degree, and today we have 12 masters’ degree programs.
In 1990, Hawai‘i Pacific College became Hawai‘i
Pacific University, in recognition of its growth and development
In 1992, Hawai‘i Loa College, a small, independent, liberal
arts college, merged with Hawai‘i Pacific University.
“ And in 2003, the Oceanic Institute, a scientific research organization,
became affiliated with HPU.
“ We are now a highly complex, sophisticated learning institution.
HPU has become an internationally respected institution that
plays and will continue to play a significant role in higher
education in the Pacific region. Our progress has been phenomenal.”
And her last words: “It has been enormously satisfying
and gratifying to have been a part of the growth and success