Commissioner – Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission
Peter is Native Hawaiian, a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, and now lives on the beautiful island of Maui with his family. He earned a B.S. in Sociology from BYU Hawaii, and MEd. in Educational Psychology, and Juris Doctorate (JD) from BYU Utah, and a PhD in First Nations/Indigenous Peoples Education from the University of Alberta, Canada. He has been involved with Native Hawaiian and Indigenous education for decades, and currently serves as a Commissioner on the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission. He has also been a member of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) that promotes Indigenous control of Indigenous education, and has been active in WINHEC accreditation visits to affirm the cultural integrity of Indigenous institutions and programs around the world. He is presently helping to establish the World Indigenous Nations University (WINU) Hawaii Pasifika Region to provide access to Indigenous higher education opportunities to island nations and communities in Hawai`i and the Pacific.