TitleCompany:Vice President for IT & CIO, University of Hawaii
Bio:As the University of Hawai‘i’s VP for information technology and CIO, Garret Yoshimi is responsible for UH systemwide information technology systems and services. Yoshimi provides executive leadership in collaboratively setting forth the overall vision, goals, strategies and plans for the effective and appropriate use of information technologies to advance the UH System.
Yoshimi returned to UH in January 2015. He previously served as the first CIO for the Hawai‘i Judiciary, senior technology executive for the East-West Center. Yoshimi also previously served as telecommunications manager before being promoted to director of technology infrastructure for the University of Hawai‘i. He actively represented the University of Hawai‘i in state and national venues as a member of EDUCAUSE, Internet2 and ACUTA.
A native of Honolulu, Yoshimi earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a graduate certificate in telecommunications and information resource management from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.