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February 2016

BYU-Hawaii President John S. Tanner

BYU-Hawaii President John S. Tanner

We are grateful for your generous support of Brigham Young University-Hawaii. These sacred funds help support our wonderful students as they strive to become lifetime learners, leaders of integrity, and builders of the kingdom of God.

This is a remarkable time for BYU-Hawaii. I am inspired by the history of the university and the nature of its prophetic destiny, and I am committed to building on the firm foundations laid by pioneers, past presidents, prophets, and the Prince of Peace. 

There is a great power and purpose at BYU-Hawaii. We are not merely helping students know something; we are helping students become something. When President David O. McKay broke ground for what would become BYU-Hawaii, he prophesied that this university would produce men and women of noble character “whose influence will be felt for good toward the establishment of peace internationally.” 

I feel that BYU-Hawaii has an important role to play in the international Church as we prepare students who are able to serve with a spirit of love and peace. Your support of these students accelerates the building of the kingdom of God. Mahalo for your generosity.

Click here to watch and read President Tanner’s inauguration address about the inspired mission and purpose of BYU-Hawaii.