• American Samoa
  • Cnmi
  • Fsm
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Marshall Islands
  • Palau

Mission, Vision, and More

The Pacific Post-Secondary Education Council is a consortium of presidents and chancellors of higher education instructions in the U.S. and U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands who have agreed to work collaboratively to serve the needs of the member institutions as they address regional and post-secondary education issues. Member institutions are from American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of Palau, and the State of Hawaii.


The Pacific Post-Secondary Education Council's goals are to:

  • Encourage and develop regional planning of post-secondary education throughout the Pacific;
  • Serve as a forum to address common educational issues and to foster cooperation in solving common problems Pacific people and their environment;
  • Encourage and sponsor sharing of resources and expertise among member institutions to promote the wise utilization of limited resources and discourage unhealthy competition and wasteful duplication of effort;
  • Work as a unit in promoting the uniqueness of Pacific people, their islands, and their cultures;
  • Seek resources dedicated to major needs of the region in such areas as communications, alternative energy, human resource development, and planning;
  • Articulate compatibility of education pal programs to facilitate transferability of academic credits among member institutions;
  • Develop and foster inter-institutional cooperation and region-wide programs in education, training, community services, research and development; and
  • Serve as a coordinating agency for external organizations interested in assisting with post-secondary and continuing educations needs of the Pacific, and act as an information clearinghouse for Pacific post-secondary educational institutions.