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Three Community Leaders Elected to Hawai‘i Pacific University Board of Trustees

Three longtime leaders from Hawai‘i education, finance and development sectors were recently elected to the Hawai‘i Pacific University Board of Trustees, announced Chairman of the Board Joachim Cox. Joining the HPU board are Doris Ching, Ed.D., Howard Kam and Lance Wilhelm. Their terms are scheduled to begin in January.

 

“We are thrilled to have each of these community leaders join HPU’s Board of Trustees particularly during this transformative time for the university,” said Chairman Cox. “Their combined set of experiences will be instrumental in helping to guide the board and university in the years to come.”

 

AMA Hawaii Now Accepting Applications for Student of the Year Scholarship Program

AMA Hawaii is now accepting applications for this year's 2014-2015 AMA Hawaii Student of Year. This scholarship program focuses on the varieties of ways AMA student members demonstrate excellence and commitment to the development of their marketing education and the marketing profession. 

State Librarian Receives Second Consecutive Exceptional Rating from BOE

State Librarian Receives Second Consecutive Exceptional Rating from BOE

State Librarian Richard Burns received an “Exceptional” rating from the Board of Education (BOE), the highest rating possible, during his annual job performance evaluation, and received commendations from then-Governor Neil Abercrombie and a resolution from the Board for his 30 years of dedicated service during the Board’s General Business Meeting November 18.  Burns, who is retiring at the end of December 2014, also received an Exceptional rating from the BOE on July 16, 2013.     

Tech Entrepreneur Henk Rogers to Speak at Hawai‘i Pacific University Commencement

Tech Entrepreneur Henk Rogers to Speak at Hawai‘i Pacific University Commencement

Computer game designer and entrepreneur Henk Rogers will deliver keynote remarks at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Winter Commencement, set for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 5 p.m., at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

 

Rogers is chairman of Blue Planet Software, the sole agent for the Tetris franchise, and founder of both Blue Startups, Hawai‘i’s first venture accelerator, and also Blue Planet Foundation, a nonprofit clean energy advocate.

 

Rogers, who was born in Amsterdam, manages the worldwide rights for the Tetris brand. Thirty years after its launch, Tetris continues to be one of the world’s most recognizable and top-selling games.

 

Rogers’ work with Blue Startups will help small teams of budding entrepreneurs incubate into viable businesses, ready for angel and venture capital funding.

 

New Name and Logo for Servco's Insurance Division Better Reflects Its Expanding Footprint

New Name and Logo for Servco's Insurance Division Better Reflects Its Expanding Footprint

HONOLULU servco.com — Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) announced today that the Hawaii-based offices of its insurance division, Servco Insurance Services, are changing their name to Servco Pacific Insurance to reflect the recent expansion to the West Coast. Servco Pacific Insurance employs more than 90 people with offices in Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island; Washington: Seattle and Tacoma; Oregon: Newport.

 

Headquartered at 700 Bishop Street, Suite 1400 in Honolulu, Servco Pacific Insurance is led by its President and Servco Senior Vice President Joseph Hu, and provides a full range of insurance products in the following areas:

·         Aviation

·         Construction

·         Surety

·         Employee Benefits

DeBartolo Development Signs Lease for Ka Makana Alii Site

DeBartolo Development Signs Lease for Ka Makana Alii Site

65-year lease will generate more than $200 million in rent revenue to benefit Native Hawaiian interests statewide

DeBartolo Development announced today that it has formally begun its lease of a 67-acre site in Kapolei from the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) for Ka Makana Alii, the 1.4 million-square-foot regional mall being built in West Oahu. Work will begin immediately to prepare the site for construction of phase one of the $500 million project.

The 65-year lease for Ka Makana Alii will generate more than $200 million in rent revenue that will support the construction of thousands of new homes for Hawaiian homesteaders, as well as programs benefiting Native Hawaiian interests statewide. West Oahu will realize an economic boost with the creation of an estimated 3,000 jobs during construction and 6,500 permanent full-time jobs upon completion of the center.

Hawai‘i Pacific University Names Director of Strategic Communications

Hawai‘i Pacific University Names Director of Strategic Communications

Hawai‘i Pacific University has named longtime communications professional Richard Rapoza as its Director of Strategic Communications. Rapoza will work closely with university leadership and be responsible for building, implementing and managing HPU’s comprehensive communication outreach strategies.

 

“We are pleased to have Richard join our team at HPU,” said HPU President Geoffrey Bannister, Ph.D. “We will count on Richard’s deep communications and media expertise, as the university heads toward its 50th anniversary next year, highlighted by the revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace.”

 

Rapoza has more than 25 years of experience as a communications professional. He has worked in public, private, political, and non-profit sectors, most recently as the Communications Director for U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.