About Us Biographies Karen Hanada Questionnaire

Karen Hanada Questionnaire


Learning a bit about the staff here at the University Center Maui located on the UHMC campus.


Q1. What is your name and what is your title?

“T. Karen Hanada, Director of the UH Center Maui.”

Q2. Where were you born? Where were you raised?

“Hiroshima, Japan.” ”Honolulu, Hawai’i.”

Q3. What is your educational background?

“B.A. and M.B.A. from UH Manoa.”

Q4. What drew you to work for the University of Hawai’i?

“Desire to work in Public Service, (because I was raised in a temple family).”

Q5. How long have you been working with the University Center, Maui?

“From the very beginning in 1997.”

Q6. What is the most rewarding part of your job?

“Seeing really happy graduates at commencement.”

Q7. Do you have any advice for students wishing to transfer into one of your programs?

“Believe in yourself…there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Q8. Do you have any advice for future college students?

“Plan out your college pathway to save time and money.”

Q9. Is there anything else you would like to tell people about yourself?

“Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance or come by our offices…we love to help people.”