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COVID-19 INFORMATION
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Online Office Hours


Aloha BYU–Hawaii Students and Ohana,

The Dean of Students Office is closed to any face-to-face meetings beginning March 18, 2020.

The Dean of Students will continue to fully function during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm, but no students or guests will be physically invited into the office. The Dean will be available through phone, email, or video.


We encourage you to be in contact with Dean Latu for any of your questions or concerns.

Please know that we continue to pray for you and your health during this time. We know that the Lord is aware of us and will bless us. We will help you in any way we can.

Phone: 808-675-4587
Email: deanofstudents@byuh.edu; melba.latu@byuh.edu

Our Mission


Aloha BYU–Hawaii students. As Dean of Students, my mission is to assist and support you in your development and success at BYU–Hawaii. Your life as a student will shape your future and you will make many important decisions during your time here. You have so much to look forward to by way of personal, spiritual, and academic achievement. Also, as a student at this amazing university, you are a leader and the things you learn during your time at BYU–Hawaii will bless you and your family, the Church, your community, and your profession.

I invite you to meet with me as you plan for and accomplish your goals and dreams. You will face challenges that you may now anticipate as well as those that you cannot possibly foresee. You will also achieve accomplishments that you can only imagine at this time. Meet with me to discuss, navigate, and strategize your plans. You were prophesied as having an influence that “will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally.” David O. McKay. Groundbreaking Services of BYU–Hawaii. February 12, 1955.

I look forward to being part of your journey.

Schedule a time to meet with me:

Complete an online form to set up an appointment with the Dean.