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!

Spring 2018

Aloha mai kākou!

An alumnus of UH West Oʻahu recently shared with me that she loved our “Pueo Strong” motto saying, “It reminds me that my classes at West Oʻahu prepared me to succeed! I’m inspired to always do my best – be PUEO STRONG!” Now, that gave me goosebumps (chicken-skin as we say in Hawaiʻi)! We are so very proud of our graduates who contribute everyday to the health and well-being of their communities! Indeed, we have much to take pride in! Here are just three (3) top news stories that speak to our achievements so far this year:

Highlighted stories from our online newsletter E Kamakani Hou.

So, to all our graduates, current students, and potential students, “Mahalo nūnui for all you do, and, for sharing your commitment and passion! This is the essence of PUEO STRONG!

Come visit us soon and meet the brilliant people who work day-in and day-out to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to Kūlia i ka nuʻu! Strive for the summit!

E mālama pono!

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