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A Message from the President

Aloha and welcome to Brigham Young University–Hawaii. We are delighted that you part of this devoted campus community.

The mission of BYU–Hawaii is “to integrate both spiritual and secular learning and to prepare students with character and integrity who can provide leadership in their families, their communities, their chosen fields, and in building the kingdom of God.” This is a place where people from across the world gather to be one in Christ and to educate and uplift each other. I invite you to join me, your faculty, and your fellow students as we work together to become “men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally.”

At BYU–Hawaii, we are fortunate to enjoy a unique depth and breadth of cultures, languages, traditions, history, and academic achievement in natural environment that is truly awe-inspiring. We are unified by our spiritual heritage as children of loving Heavenly Parents and a desire to live the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Together, these things make BYU–Hawaii an exemplary for spiritual and secular learning. As you consider this wonderful opportunity, I invite you to renew your commitment to living the BYU–Hawaii Honor Code and strive for excellence in your educational endeavors.

Your education and experience at BYU–Hawaii will change your capacity to understand and impact your community and the world. We look forward to being part of your experience.

With aloha,

John S.K. Kauwe III