University of Hawai‘i distributes its first Native Hawaiian Student Programs Directory

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-8109
External Affairs & University Relations
Kealiʻiʻoluʻolu Gora, (808) 945-1406
Pūkoʻa and Kualiʻi Councils
Posted: Jan 29, 2009

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi — The Native Hawaiian Advisory Council to the University of Hawaiʻi President, otherwise known as the Pūkoʻa Council, has compiled a directory of Native Hawaiian student programs within the University of Hawaiʻi System.

The directory includes academic programs that have Hawaiian content as well as student support programs that are available. It is the result of a collaborative systemwide effort intended to increase awareness about the numerous opportunities within higher education available to Native Hawaiians. This is the first version of the directory to be as comprehensive as it is and to include the many programs offered in the UH System.

The Native Hawaiian Student Programs Directory has been distributed to all contributors and individuals from schools and organizations outside of the UH system who work with Native Hawaiian populations. Those interested in receiving a PDF of the directory can email their request to

The Pūkoʻa Council is dedicated to increasing the number of Native Hawaiian students, faculty, staff and administrators in the university system to 23 percent, which mirrors the percentage of Hawaiians in Hawaiʻi‘s general population. Part of their mission is to promote a high standard of excellence in the study of Hawaiian language and culture and increase collaboration and partnerships between the UH System‘s campuses.

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