University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu
Ka ‘Umeke Noweo

Ka ʻUmeke Nōweo

A Bright Mind. A metaphor for a mind eager to learn, be filled with knowledge, and to shine from within.

Advancing a community of skilled professionals and leaders – our career creators – is a vital mission of UH West Oʻahu (UHWO). To ensure that we meet this mission our faculty and staff continue to cultivate unique and differentiated learning opportunities through advancing an integrated and transdisciplinary curriculum of dynamic learning and teaching, discovery and innovation, and scholarly engagement with community partners. Indeed, we believe that “Learning, Discovering, and Engaging is the pathway to 21st Century Community-Based, Transformative Leadership!” This is our value proposition! We know that if we live into these values, if we do it well, 30 years from now, our legacy will be one of great prosperity! Prosperity born from investing in people who do extraordinary things!

December 2017

As we bring both the fall semester and the calendar year to a close – we come to a natural moment of reflection, respite, and rejuvenation! It is a time to celebrate all the good and wonder in our world as we gather around our home fires and embrace our loved ones. We are also celebrating the accomplishments of our fall graduates! This is also a time to celebrate a fabulous year at UH West Oʻahu! Faculty, staff, administration, students, alumnus and community partners have shared gifts of passion, skills, resources and much more to make UHWO the best place to work, to study and teach, and to grow!

Next time you’re at the Regal Theatre, Kapolei Commons, please view the fun and whisical Christmas trees decorated by UH-WO faculty and staff!

Collage of images from the Kapolei Commons Christmas Tree contest

Indeed, there’s much to look back on with gratitude and pride! Wishing you and your ʻohana a glorious holiday season!

Welcome back to a new academic year!
E mālama pono!

Chancellor Maenette K.P. Ah Nee – Benham, Ed.D.