HONOLULU, HI, September 1, 2009 — University of Phoenix (UOPX) recently announced the promotion of Kristine Averill to director for the Hawaii campus, which includes three locations: downtown, Kapolei,and Mililani.

In her new leadership role, Averill manages 200 faculty members, and 60 staff members and administrators in academic affairs, enrollment, finance, and student and alumni services for all three of the University's campus locations.

"I'm excited about the potential for growth here in Hawaii's unique environment," says Averill, who is laying groundwork to introduce cutting-edge educational offerings and technologies that will best serve students on O'ahu and the neighbor islands. "It is my goal to continue to offer a quality academic experience to our students here in Hawaii, while providing top-notch service to students and alumni," she added.

Averill's nine years of experience with University of Phoenix include leadership posts at the Oregon campus like Director of Student Services; Campus College Chair of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Health and Human Services; and more recently Director of Academic Affairs.

For four years Averill also served as a member of the faculty at the University teaching Business, Management, and General Education.

As a member of the University of Phoenix Campus Quality Assessment Team, Averill helped to audit several programs within the University system. She was also active in the University's Executive Development Program and served as a member of the Oregon Association of College Registrars (ORACRO). Off campus, Averill is an active member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and a volunteer for the Festival of Trees, and Olympic Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Averill received her bachelor's degree in Communications/Journalism from Washington State University (1999) and her master's degree in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix (2003).


University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. During the quarter ending May 31, 2009, 420,700 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.

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