“Eric Shumway Named BYU—Hawaii President,” Ensign, July 1994, 74
After serving for eleven years as vice president of academics at Brigham Young University—Hawaii, Dr. Eric B. Shumway will begin serving in early July in his new position as president of BYU—Hawaii.
Brother Shumway will be the eighth president of the campus and will succeed Alton L. Wade, who served as president of BYU—Hawaii for eight years.
Brother Shumway has been at BYU—Hawaii since 1966, except for time he spent as president of the Tonga mission and as he finished his doctoral degree at the University of Virginia.
Brother Shumway’s life has been filled with leadership positions. Included in his experience is his involvement as a member of the board of directors for the Laie Community Association and his service as president of the same association. He also served for four months in 1991 as acting president of the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Raised in St. Johns, Arizona, Brother Shumway served a mission for the Church in Tonga as a young man. After completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from BYU, he applied for a teaching position in 1966 at BYU—Hawaii because he wanted to live close to Tonga.