At a meeting on October 16 on Maui, the Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Lui Hokoana as chancellor of the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s. His appointment begins on December 1, 2014.
Hokoana started his higher education career at the University of Hawaiʻi in 1991 and currently serves as the vice chancellor for student affairs at UH West Oʻahu since 2013. He also served as associate vice president for student affairs for UH System, vice chancellor of student affairs at Windward Community College and director for various programs at UH Maui College.
Hokoana has secured more than $20 million in county, state, federal and private funds to support various UH systemwide initiatives that have contributed to unprecedented enrollment growth, financial aid access, service to underrepresented groups and overall student success. He was named State Manager of the Year by the State of Hawaiʻi in 2011.
- UH News story: “State Manager of the Year for 2011 is UH executive”
Hokoana earned a doctorate of education degree from the University of Southern California. He received a master’s degree in communications from UH Mānoa and bachelor’s degree in political science from UH Hilo.
October 17, 2014—Editor’s note: This article was updated after Hokoana’s appointment was approved at the UH Board of Regents meeting.