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HPU PRESIDENT HONORED BY SENATE


HONOLULU, Hawai‘i - The Hawai‘i State Senate today recognized President John Yukio Gotanda, who is the fifth President of Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) on the floor of the Senate chamber. Gotanda was born and raised in Honolulu and is a graduate of Roosevelt High School. He attended the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the William S. Richardson School of Law. Gotanda worked as a staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals in District Columbia before joining the faculty at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in Philadelphia. While there, he served as Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Faculty Research, Director of the J.D./M.B.A. Program, and Dean of the Law School.

Gotanda is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in international law, and is widely cited by international and national organizations, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He also shares his knowledge worldwide as a guest speaker including at The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. Gotanda brings his vast experience and professionalism home to Hawai‘i and HPU, where he intends on achieving the university’s vision of becoming a leading institution of higher education.

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