University offers a unique learning experience that prepares
students to thrive in a changing, global society,” said
Hawaiian Telcom CEO Michael Ruley, who was recently elected
to HPU’s Board of Trustees. “It is a privilege
to be part of HPU’s efforts to serve Hawai‘i by
helping students succeed,” Ruley added.
Mr. Ruley is a highly successful business leader in the corporate
community,” said HPU President Chatt G. Wright. “HPU
is extremely pleased he has accepted our invitation to become
part of the state’s largest private university,” Wright
Currently, Ruley is on the Boards of Directors for the Blood
Bank of Hawai‘i; Child and Family Services; Hawai‘i
Business Roundtable, USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc.;
and the United States Telecom Association. He is a member of
the Japan-Hawai‘i Economic Council, the Hawai‘i Asia
Pacific Association, and Young Presidents’ Organization
Prior to joining Hawaiian Telcom, Ruley served as president and
CEO of NextiraOne, a North American voice and data solutions
business. He has held various positions with XO Communications
and Teleport Communications Group.
Hawai‘i Pacific University is the state’s largest private university
with more than 8,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
HPU offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate academic programs and is fully