Date and Location

The 2017 Kaha Nui Summit

Thursday September 28th, 2017
BYU Wilkinson Student Center
Garden Court
6:30 p.m. Check-In
Business attire


6:30pm - Check-In
7:00pm - Welcome
7:15pm - Dinner & Discussions
8:00pm - Keynote Address by Ifo Pili
8:45pm - Dessert and Close

Campus Map and Directions

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Registration Information

FREE for all currently enrolled BYU Pacific Islander students

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Vision of the Summit

The Summit was originally organized to highlight, showcase, and share interdisciplinary expertise, academic work, professional knowledge, and personal journeys of Pacific Islander individuals. Recognizing the need for current college students to have exposure to post-graduate programs and opportunities, this year the Summit will focus on encouraging BYU students to learn, connect, and be inspired to prepare for post-baccalaureate graduate work.

The Summit includes a dinner, table discussions with current Pacific Islander graduate students, keynote address, and finally time to network and meet with BYU graduate programs interested in recruiting Pacific Islander students.

Read full article about this year’s summit here

Welcome from the Kaha Nui Summit Director

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the third annual BYU Kaha Nui Summit. I truly hope you will take this opportunity to hear from our esteemed keynote speaker who will share his expertise and knowledge with college students and community members. Kaha means strength and nui means great. There is great strength among Pacific Islanders and we hope to showcase and highlight many of these significant strengths, talents, and skills with others through this year's Summit. So please save the date and join us! Mahalo.

G. E. Kawika Allen, Ph.D.

Our Sponsors

McKay School of Education

Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education

J. Reuben Clark Law School

Master of Public Administration

School of Marriage and Family Therapy

College of Nursing