Hawai'i Pacific University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in the fields of business, social sciences, science, and medicine. The schools and colleges of the university include College of Communication, College of Business Administration, College of International Studies, College of Liberal Arts, College of Natural Sciences, College of Professional Studies, and School of Nursing. Hawai'i Pacific University was formerly known as Hawai'i Pacific College and changed its name to Hawai'i Pacific University in 1990. The institution was founded in 1965 and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
1164 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2810
Founded in 1965
Hawaii Pacific University Names John Gotanda as President, Effective June 2016
Feb 1 16
Hawaii Pacific University has selected Villanova Law School Dean John Gotanda as the university's next president, effective in June 2016. John Gotanda is replacing current president Dr. Geoffrey Bannister, who will retire on July 1, 2016 after five years.
Hooters Sues Hawaii Pacific University over Aloha Tower Marketplace Construction
Aug 10 15
Hooters has filed a lawsuit against the Hawaii Pacific University alleging breach of contract and claiming that the construction hurt the restaurant's business significantly. Meanwhile, the university's Aloha Tower Marketplace management arm, Hawaii Lifestyle Retail Properties, LLC, is maintaining that the Hawaii franchisee for the Clearwater, Hoowaii Inc., owes more than $30,000 in back rent and breached its lease by not correcting a potentially dangerous maintenance issue. HLRP's complaint against Hoowaii was the culmination of a long history of notices to and discussions with Hoowaii concerning payment for and maintenance of the Hooters restaurant at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. In complaint filed in 1st Circuit Court in Honolulu against HPU, Hoowaii Inc. alleged that HPU breached its obligations and defaulted under the lease and failed to perform its obligations under the contract by materially and adversely affecting the use, occupancy, and operation of the premises, including, without limitation, its access. Hoowaii Inc., which is asking for a jury trial, claims that HPU restricted access to the restaurant from the common area without its consent and restricted parking for customers and employees during the renovation of the retail complex. Hooters is also claiming that HPU hindered its 'ability to peaceably and quietly enjoy the premises' while the university's Waterfront Lofts student dormitory was being built above the restaurant. The complaint says the restaurant 'has suffered, and continues to suffer, damages as a result of (Hawaii Pacific University's) acts and omissions, including substantial loss of income and other revenue and the inability to pay certain expenses, including loan payments to its lenders'. However, in a July 23 complaint filed in District Court in Honolulu, HPU claimed that Hooters did not accept a 50% reduction in minimum rent when construction work started last year and owes approximately $31,401 in past due rent. The reduction is scheduled to end when the complex is substantially complete, which should be within the next month. The university, which is seeking to evict Hooters and collect the rent owed, is also alleging that Hooters has not made adequate repairs to their system since they were first brought to management's attention in September 2014. The state of Hawaii owns the land underneath Aloha Tower Marketplace and has tasked Aloha Tower Development Corp. with overseeing any improvements and developments on the waterfront complex. That standing board is now under the purview of the state Department of Transportation.