Q1. What is your name and what is your title?
“Kehau Newhouse, Junior Specialist, UH Manoa Outreach College on Maui.”
Q2. Where were you born? Where were you raised?
“I was born in Wailuku and raised in Upcountry, Maui.”
Q3. What is your educational background?
“B.B.A. in Business Administration and a Masters in Human Resources Management from the Shidler College of Business at University of Hawai’i Manoa. The latter through distance education at the University Center-Maui.”
Q4. What drew you to work for the University of Hawai’i?
“In 2006, I was hired as a Lecturer for Cooperative Education and Job Placement and transitioned into other positions at Maui College with Ho‘okahua, the Business Technology department and eventually back into Cooperative Education. I love working with students, helping them to overcome challenges and use their strengths to make a difference in the world.”
Q5. How long have you been working with the University Center, Maui?
“I joined UH Manoa Outreach College in November 2013, working collaboratively alongside the University Center, Maui.”
Q6. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The highlight of my work is supporting individuals toward enlightenment through higher education, personal and professional goal attainment and service to our communities.”
Q7. Do you have any advice for students wishing to transfer into one of your programs?
“In considering the Interdisciplinary Studies program, examine your interests and goals. How can developing the IS major with a “Human Relations in Organizations” them help in the realization and achievement of these? Students interested in transferring to IS should meet with our office to get program information, discuss options and start to plan. With a flexible degree, it takes extra time to ensure integration of courses and what makes sense while maintaining the integrity of your educational program.”
Q8. Do you have any advice for future college students?
“Think about what you will do with your degree, not what your degree will do for you. The experience of higher education isn’t about getting a piece of paper, but rather to expand your knowledge, develop critical thinking/problem solving skills, and become a positive contributor to the world in your own special way.”
Q9. Is there anything else you would like to tell people about yourself?
“My grandmother once said that education is an investment in “me” and that has definitely proven to be true. Tutu is always right!”