Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Appointed interim associate vice president for student affairs in July 2013, Jan Javinar is responsible for providing systemwide leadership in planning, organizing, directing, evaluating and coordinating the University of Hawaii System’s student affairs. This includes initiating, developing and coordinating student affairs programs, policies and procedures related to systemwide activities.
Javinar also oversees the Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service and the National Corporation of Community Services, as well as two statewide programs—WICHE and the State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Benefits—which impact Hawaii students who wish to pursue their education in Hawaii and beyond.
Javinar has held leadership positions in student affairs administration for more than 30 years, including the last 24 years overseeing student life, student activities and college union administration. Additionally, he oversaw financial aid, student employment, health education and student activities at a community college for three years.
From October 2012 to July 2013, Jan served as the vice chancellor of student affairs at UH West Oahu where he led a division providing student services to a growing student population, bringing direction as well as stability in personnel and program focus.
He began his career in student affairs as a counselor and program coordinator. Prior to his career in higher education, Javinar served as a social studies classroom teacher in public secondary schools and worked a number of years in private industry with the former American Savings and Loan Association.
Javinar has been active with the Association of College Unions International, where he received regional recognition for his years of service, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administration. He also provides facilitation and planning consultation for non-profits and governmental agencies.
Javinar holds a BA in education with distinction, MEd in educational administration and EdD in educational administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.