President’s Welcome

Dr David L Owen, President

Pacific Islands University, Guam Campus

Thank you for your interest in Pacific Islands University and we welcome you with a warm island greeting. Our catalog is just a brief expression of the uniqueness of PIU, where you get the challenge of a great college education within a supportive and nurturing environment designed to help you succeed. I know you have many paths that you can take in your life and we are honored that you are considering walking that journey with the PIU family.

It is difficult to sum up who we are in one page but here are the basics…

PIU is a place of academic excellence. Our liberal and biblical studies programs will prepare you to be a better critical thinker, more thoughtful reader, clearer communicator and more efficient researcher. In a world, and job market, that is changing every day, these skills are very much in demand. It won’t be easy. But it will be worth it. A PIU education will not only train you to be a better worker, but also to be a better citizen and a person ready to make a positive contribution to your community.

PIU is a place that provides access to Christian higher education to those who may not otherwise be able to get it. PIU is intentionally in the political center of Micronesia, Guam, so that island people do not need to leave the islands to attend a Christian university. With our combination of volunteers, missionaries and dedicated local workers we are able to keep costs down to make Christian education affordable. My goal is that nobody be denied a Christian education because of finances. In addition we have several levels of remedial education to prepare students, when necessary, for the academic rigor of our programs.

Finally, PIU is a place that will change your life. At PIU you will meet faculty, staff and students who are followers of Jesus and invite you into their lives to join them in that journey. A PIU education is much more than just a download of information. It is a sharing of life skills learned within relationship. Not only will you have the opportunity to get closer to God at PIU, but you will make lifelong friends within the entire PIU family.

If you would like to know more about PIU please come by and visit me, give me a call, send me an email, Facebook me, or Google me and I will be happy to talk with you. My door is always open. I hope to see you on our campus.


David L. Owen PhD


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