Business View Magazine | September 2022

128 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 9 e University of Honolulu W hile there are many educational choices around the U.S., very few strive to maintain a community- first approach and actively collaborate directly with regional-specific partners to help define and shape the educational institution’s desired faculty, course content, and overall student direction. For Dr. Lynn Babington, President of Chaminade University of Honolulu, maintaining the regional focus is paramount. “We consider ourselves a community-first university,” Dr. Babington emphasizes. “We educate local students from both Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, mainly, and we work with our community to design and develop programs based on what workforce needs are, and this goes for pretty much all our programs – with our largest undergraduate programs being nursing and healthcare, and mental health A COMMUNI TY- F I RST UNI VERS I TY