As vice president for administration, Jan Gouveia is responsible for overseeing and managing systemwide operational programs in procurement, risk management, capital improvements, human resources, and internal and external communications.
Gouveia brings more than 23 years of administrative and leadership experience in the public and private sectors, including 12 years with the University of Hawaiʻi. She previously served as Hawaiian Airlines’ managing director for training and development and manager of strategy and transformation with the strategic goal of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. She has previously held cabinet level positions in state government, served as chief legal counsel for the Honolulu Board of Water Supply and was the inaugural director of risk management at UH.
Gouveia holds a BA in political science from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a juris doctorate and masters in business administration from Gonzaga University.