President’s Welcome

Dr David L Owen, President

Pacific Islands University, Guam Campus

Welcome to Pacific Islands University! Come join what God is doing in the islands of the Pacific!

For 37 years Pacific Islands University has been the major leader in providing Christian higher education to the people of Micronesia and the Pacific Rim. Founded as Micronesian Institute of Biblical Studies in 1976 to train church leaders, today PIU has expanded its mission to provide accessible, transformational, and quality Christian higher education to prepare men and women with a biblical worldview for leadership and service in life, work, and ministry in the global community, the churches of the Pacific region and “to the ends of the earth.” Today you can find PIU graduates serving as teachers, church workers, missionaries and in government and business throughout Micronesia and all over the world.

When you come to PIU, you will find a warm, friendly, small-school, family environment where the faculty and staff not only share information with the students, but also share their lives. You will meet people from all over the world, from many different cultures, speaking many different languages. You will find a place where you will be challenged to grow spiritually, academically, and socially, in ways you would not have thought possible, to become the person God made you to be. You will be in a place where you are cared about as a person – where you are not just a number or a name on a list. At PIU we want to give you the tools to be successful at life.

The PIU catalog can give you only the basic facts about the PIU experience. I would invite you to come visit me on the campus or take a look at our web site If you have any questions give us a call or send an email or, better yet, knock on my office door. It is almost always open.

We would love to share the PIU experience with you. I am praying that God will lead you to join us.


David L. Owen PhD

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