Papahana Hoʻolālā Hikiāloa - Strategic Plan: 2021-2031

Papahana Hoʻolālā Hikiāloa - Strategic Plan: 2021-2031

Papahana Hoʻolālā Hikiāloa: Hilo Strategic Plan

Chancellor's Message

Mahalo to everyone who shared their manaʻo and offered input into this plan for UH Hilo. I am inspired by the engagement of our campus ‘ohana and our community in this process.

As UH Hilo and the State of Hawaiʻi emerge from the pandemic, the values and commitments in this plan lead us to a bright future for our island and our campus. We move forward together, united by our mutual love for our island and our desire to improve the quality of life in our state. Imua!

-- Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin

Chancellor Irwin stands with a group of students in front of the University Classroom Building

He honua ʻōiwi ʻo Hawaiʻi nona ka poʻe ʻōiwi o ka ʻāina, ʻo ia nā kānaka Hawaiʻi. aia kēia kulanui ma
Kēia ahupuaʻa ʻo waiākea, ma ka moku ʻo Hilo. Kū nō ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Hilo i ka hoʻohiki a ke
Kulanui o hawaiʻi e hoʻoulu i ke ola o ke kaiāulu ʻōiwi ma o ka hana kālaiʻike ma nā kahua kula he
ʻUmi o ka ʻōnaehana papahana hoʻōiwi kulanui i kapa ʻia ʻo Hawaiʻi papa o ke ao.
He leo aloha kēia i ka poʻe a pau e ʻākoakoa ana i ʻaneʻi.

Hawaiʻi is an indigenous space whose original people are today identified as Native Hawaiians. The university is in the land division called Waiākea, in the district of Hilo. The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo aligns with the University of Hawaiʻi System’s commitment to fostering the wellbeing of indigenous communities through academic processes put into effect with the ten-campus, system-wide transformation called Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao. This land acknowledgement welcomes everyone who gathers here.

What is Planning Success?

  • Unity through shared identity and vision
  • Increased opportunities for collaboration and relationship building
  • A positive campus culture that places students at the center
  • Measureable and documented success
  • A strategic approach to ʻāina-based education and applied learning experiences

Planning Success infographic

UH Hilo’s strategic plan details our shared mission and work toward our shared vision. Therefore, the process of creating this strategic plan was collective, with significant input from stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, alumni, research partners, and community members. Meaningful participation by our ‘ohana in listening sessions, meetings, workshops, retreats, surveys, and a summit contributed to this plan.

E Ala e Kaʻū, Kahiko O Mākaha;
E Ala e Puna, Puna Kumākaha;
E Ala e Hilo Naʻau Kele!

A rallying call.
The names are found in Kaʻū and Puna chants of the chiefs.
The Mākaha and Kumākaha were originally one.
Some moved to Puna and took the name Kumākaha
(Hawaiian proverb 260)

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo: 2021 - 2031