School of Social Work: Director's Message


Welcome from the Director


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hawai`i Pacific University School of Social Work. I hope you enjoy your study with us, and that it is the beginning of a lifelong involvement with the school and the wider social work community.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive a quality education that equips you for the challenges of social work practice and provides a foundation for lifelong learning. The School of Social Work faculty are committed to this goal and to your educational and professional success.

The school is more than an educational institution. We are a community of academic and administrative staff, undergraduate and graduate students, former graduates linked to the school, and professional colleagues who contribute to the life of the school. As a student you will become a part of this community.

We hope you will benefit from the school's learning environment. We also hope that you will make enduring friendships with fellow students and faculty while furthering your professional and intellectual interests.

We know you will love the beautiful Loa campus with its magnificent vistas.

Dr. Howard Karger, Professor and Director

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