HONOLULU – Lui Hokoana has been recommended to the Board of Regents to be the University of Hawai‘i Maui College’s chancellor. The selection of the next chancellor for UH Maui College is subject to final approval by the full Board of Regents at its next meeting on October 16, 2014.
Lui K. Hokoana started his higher education career at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) in 1991 and currently serves as the vice chancellor for student affairs at UH West O‘ahu since 2013.
He also served as associate vice president for student affairs for the UH System, vice chancellor of student affairs at Windward Community College, and director for various programs at UH Maui College.
Hokoana has secured more than $20 million in county, state, federal, and private funds to support various UH system wide initiatives that have contributed to unprecedented enrollment growth, financial aid access, service to underrepresented groups, and overall student success.
He was named State Manager of the Year by the State of Hawai‘i in 2011. Hokoana earned a doctorate of education degree from the University of Southern California. He received a master’s degree in communications from UH Mānoa and bachelor’s degree in political science from UH Hilo.