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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Honolulu, HI 96822

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Tom Apple

Chancellor’s Welcome Message

Aloha and welcome to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, a 320-acre campus in the heart of beautiful Mānoa Valley.

As the flagship campus within the University of Hawaiʻi System, UH Mānoa is a world-class institution where a unique geographic location combines with a rich cultural heritage to enable students to meet peers from around the world and gain insight into their lives and cultures. These encounters can create a transformational environment that brings learning to life, allowing students to embrace the practical applications of their chosen fields and change lives throughout the world.

UH Mānoa is a major public research institution that has earned national and international recognition. We are home base to critical research enterprises that collectively serve as a key economic generator for the state. Generating more than $1 million per day through partnerships with other UH institutions, local businesses, national and international entities, and government agencies, this productive academic enterprise will continue to grow. UH Mānoa is also dedicated to grounding the campus in the traditional values of the Native Hawaiian culture and helping students to find their individual academic passions in life and ultimately become prepared to pursue their callings.

I am a firm believer that effective leadership begins with listening. I hope that genuinely listening and caring about the thoughts, concerns and issues of students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, the community and other constituencies will lead to the building of a bond of trust and open communications that form the foundation for creativity and innovation.

Please share your suggestions on ways we can enhance our programs and services to better serve you.


Tom Apple, PhD
Chancellor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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