Dr Hilda Heine

Dr Hilda Heine appointed USP Pro-chancellor and Chair of Council

The term will commence 1st January 2022 until 31st December 2024.

Dr. Hilda Heine is a renowned Marshallese educator and is no stranger to the University of the South Pacific having served as its 26th Chancellor from 1 July 2019 to 12 January 2020. Dr. Heine was the first female President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands serving from 2016 to 2020.

President Aingimea congratulates Hilda Heine as first Micronesian USP pro-chancellor

This is a huge accolade for Micronesia and extremely fitting that a great educationalist takes on this role at the region’s premier university.

USP is renowned for nurturing future leaders and having Dr Heine at the helm of the council will provide the leadership required to help USP achieve its aspirational goals.

This appointment follows a trail of notable ‘firsts’ for Dr Heine's whose remarkable career, resilient leadership regionally and internationally demonstrates an exceptional choice by the University Council.