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Kathy Pulotu Named Senior Manager of Institutional Research

BYU–Hawaii Advancement Vice President Laura Tevaga announced the hire of Kathy Pulotu as the new senior manager of institutional research.

In this newly created position, Pulotu will support the administrative decision-making of the President’s Council and Church Educational System through effective institutional data science and management. This new position will oversee the data warehouse and will also serve as the chair of the data governance group. Pulotu will begin her new role on September 1.

Portrait of Kathy Pulotu

“Kathy’s relevant and progressive years of experience—along with her deep love for BYU–Hawaii—make her an ideal person for this role,” Tevaga said. “I have full confidence in her ability to take on the many critical responsibilities that will come with this new assignment.”

Most recently, Pulotu served as the institutional research manager in academics at BYUH, where she managed assessment, accreditation, and program review activities. She has held a variety of institutional research-related roles since coming to BYUH in 2004.

Pulotu holds a master's degree in Japanese business studies from Chaminade University and a bachelor’s degree in information systems from BYU–Hawaii.

Born and raised in La’ie, Hawaii, Pulotu is the daughter of Sione and Adele Feinga. She served a full-time mission in the Japan Sendai mission. She and her husband, Matu’u, son of Tui`one and Mahana Pulotu, are the parents of four children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping with family, making costumes, and cheering for the Kahuku Red Raiders.