Hawai‘i Pacific University’s College of Business
is expanding – opening the new HPU Entrepreneurship Center
HPU’s Entrepreneurship Center has a three-fold mission:
focus on promoting entrepreneurial ventures by HPU students
and community members through integration of entrepreneurship
education, outreach, and applied research. The establishment
of the HEC aims to strengthen HPU’s academic business
program and fortify relationships among community members and
HPU alumni with HPU faculty and students.
Dr. Bee-Leng Chua is executive director of HPU’s new
Entrepreneurship Center at the College of Business Administration.
She comes to HPU with a great deal of experience in entrepreneurship
education and research, having founded the Center for Entrepreneurship
at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also associate
professor in management and teaches in HPU’s MBA program.
Chua plans to execute a number of outreach projects to strengthen
and promote HPU relationships with alumni and the community,
including quarterly venture roundtables, annual trade shows,
and seminars by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, entrepreneurial
support professionals, and government representatives.
During Chua’s 18 years at The Chinese University, she
held positions of associate professor of Management, director
of industry development at the Department of Management, and
associate director of the MBA programs.
Chua said she looks forward to building community links in
Hawai‘i as she did in Hong Kong. She earned a Bachelor
of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens
Point and an M.A. and Ph.D. at Ohio University.