His Majesty King Tupou VI, King of Tonga
Chancellor of Christ's University
His Majesty King Tupou VI was gracious to accept the Chancellorship of Christ's University in Pacific in 2016, and continues to the current day.


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20-Dec-2021

CUP ACADEMIC YEAR 2021: OFFICIALLY END (20.12.21)!

22-Nov-2021

CUP S-2 WEEK 18: STUDENTS FINAL WEEK (22.11.21 - 26.11.21)!

19-Nov-2021

CUP S-2 WEEK 17: BACHELOR CANDIDATES FINAL PREPARATION FOR SENIOR FINAL PROJECT - (19.11.21)!

18-Nov-2021

CUP S-2 WEEK 17: ELECTION DAY FOR TONGA PARLIAMENT (18.11.21)!

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Rev. Dr. Liufau Vailea Saulala Former Vice-Chancellor (January 2004 – December 2020)
Dr. Vili Vailea Saulala
Vice-Chancellor
(From January 2021)
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"Taau pē Koe, ‘a e ‘Afiona ko homau ‘Otua, Ke lau ki ai ‘a e kolōlia, mo e faka‘apa‘apa, mo e mafai: He ko Koe ia na‘a Ke ngaohi ‘a e me‘a kotoa pē, Pea na‘a nau ‘i ai, pea na‘e ngaohi kinautolu, Koe‘uhi pē ko Ho finangalo ia.”
Fakahā 4:11

"Thou art worth, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
Revelation 4:11

First and foremost, I would like to thank the Almighty God, who is the ultimate God-head of Christ’s University in Pacific (CUP), and whose Living Word provides the compass to righteousness and beacon of hope, that despite all challenges and opposition, His Will and Word will prevail.

We humbly acknowledge the first and only Chancellor of the University, His Majesty King Tupou VI, whose vision for education in Tonga has motivated a forward leap in quality education across the board. Your leadership is invaluable to CUP!

Christ’s University in Pacific was established in 2004 by the late Rev. Dr. Liufau Vailea Saulala as Lavengamalie Christian University with a critical mission: To provide an academically challenging, Christ-centred and Bible-based, and advanced-quality education to students from diverse traditions and low socio-economic backgrounds, which will equip them to lead and labour as scholar-servants in a changing world.

The Late Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Dr. Liufau V. Saulala led the University with great boldness, vision, and determination to inculcate Christian education from University all the way down to Kindergarten. The vision fulfilled in 2018, when CUP became the first national university to be registered with the TNQAB, and accredited in 2019. He expanded the co-operation of CUP with international universities to bring to Tonga what parents could not afford to give to their children. He brought Professors from abroad to Tonga, to give learners a taste of lecture halls in foreign universities. His passing on November 19th, 2020 is an immense loss for The University.

But the Lord’s work must continue, and the new Chairman, Rev. Nesiasi Kolo and the Board of Governors has passed the torch on to me. And although the shoes of the Late VC are too great to fill, I am enormously blessed to have a great Management Team in place. Leading is Dr. Gladys I. Fonua as Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) of Academic Affairs, Dr. Tau’aho ‘Ahokovi the PVC of Financial Affairs and Deacon Paula Latapu the PVC of Administration and Student Affairs. Our Research Institute is headed by the research and education authority, Professor ‘Ana Maui Taufe’ulungaki. Here are the Leaders of CUP Academic Schools: Dean of Business & Law, Associate Professor ‘Aisake Eke; Dean of Science, Associate Professor Viliami Takau; Dean of Computer Science, Professor Pavel Kromer; Dean of Theology & Apologetics, Professor Wayne House; and Dean of Aviation, Professor Sebastian Han.

This Strategic Plan (SP) 2021-2026 is a continuation of the Corporate Plan 2015-2020, and I wish to thank Dr. Sione Tu’itupou Fotu, who has been appointed to head our Quality Assurance division, for his valuable input and assistance. His team up with Mr. Tu’amelie Kemoe’atu (Quality Assurance Officer) and Mrs Kilisitina Saulala (Registrar) has benefited the quality of our operation in term of policies, process, and procedures.

Special acknowledgements to the President of the Tokaikolo Christian Church, Rev. Nesiasi Kolo and the Church for availing office space for CUP in California, USA; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand. And in Tonga, an extension was started in 2020 in Vava’u for Foundation level and online studies, and this year the same services were started in an extension in Pangai, Ha’apai.

In sum, I thank the current Minister of Education, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku and his Chief Executive, Prof. Tangikina Moimoi-Steen and the Government of Tonga for the collaboration on all fronts of education. To have been the first institution to be registered as a university in the Kingdom of Tonga is no small accomplishment. And with the imminent establishment of the Tonga National University, we wish you the very best.

I pray God’s rich blessings upon each and every one of you, and to everyone in the CUP global family, let us continue to strive for the best and give our utmost to glorify our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Let me close with the words of the Prophet Ezra in I Chronicles 29:11-13,

"Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise thy glorious name."
NKJV

“‘Oku ‘O‘ou, ‘Eiki, ‘a e mā‘olunga, mo e mālohinga, mo e lāngilangi‘ia, mo e ikuna, mo e aoniu; he ko e me‘a kotoa ‘i he langi mo māmani ko Ho‘o me‘a: ‘e Sihova, ‘oku ‘O‘ou ‘a e pule; pea ‘oku tuku tāupeupe atu Koe, ko e ‘Eiki ‘o e me‘a kotoa. Ko e koloa mo e ongoongo ‘oku mei he ‘Afiona pē fakatou‘osi, pea ko e pule fakaleveleva Koe; pea ‘oku ‘i Ho nima ‘a e ivi mo e mafai; pea ‘oku ‘i Ho nima foki ‘a e fakamā‘olunga mo e fakakaukaua ‘o e kakai kotoa pē. Ko ia ai, ‘oku mau fakamālō atu, ‘e homau ‘Otua, mo fakahīkihiki‘i Ho huafa Ongoongoa.”
1 Kal 29:11-13

Yours faithfully,

Vili Vailea Saulala, Ph.D., M.Phil. (Hons), MBA, Pg.Dip., B.Sc.
Vice-Chancellor
NEWS

  • REV. NESIASI KOLO

    Chairman of the Board
  • MR. SIONE SANGSTER SAULALA

    Deputy Chairman of the Board
  • Faifekau Akoako DR. VILI VAILEA SAULALA

    Vice-Chancellor | Director of International Affairs
  • DR. GLADYS IRENE FONUA

    Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • DR. TAU'AHO 'AHOKOVI

    Pro Vice-Chancellor for Finance Affairs | Head for School of Business and Law
  • PROFESSOR 'AISAKE VALU EKE

    Pro Vice-Chancellor of Administration and Students Affairs | Dean School of Business and Law
  • EMERITUS PROFESSOR 'ANA MAUI TAUFE'ULUNGAKI

    Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research Affairs | Dean for School of Education
  • Associate Professor Sione Tu'itupou Fotu

    Quality Assurance Manager
  • PROFESSOR JEFFREY HUNTER

    Member of Friends of the University Committee | New Zealand
  • PROFESSOR KENNETH ROMINES

    Member of Friends of the University Committee | United States of America
  • PROFESSOR DAVID HARE

    Member of Friends of the University Committee | Australia
  • PROFESSOR SEUNG LEE

    Member of Friends of the University Committee | South Korea
  • Professor Mike Adams

    Member of Friends of the University Committee (United State of America)
  • PROFESSOR SNASEL VACLAV

    Member of Friends of the University Committee | Czech Republic
  • PROFESSOR WAYNE HOUSE

    Dean School of Theology and Apologetics
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR VILIAMI TAKAU

    Dean School of Science
  • PROFESSOR PAVEL KROMER

    Dean School of Computer Science
  • Faifekau Akoako PAULA PALAVILALA LATAPU

    Head for School of Computer Science
  • PROFESSOR SEBASTIAN HAN

    Dean School of Aviation
  • MR. TU'AMELIE FAITU'A KEMOE'ATU

    Quality Assurance Officer
  • Mrs. KILISITINA SAULALA

    Registrar and Bursar
  • Dr. Siaosi Maeakafa

    Research Project Manager
  • MR. MATANGI TO'AHO

    IT Manager
  • PROFESSOR STEVE KUMAR

    Head Department of Apologetics
  • REV. DR MALONI KAFA

    Head Department of Theology
  • BISHOP DR. 'AFA VAKA

    Assistant for Department of Apologetics and Theology
  • REV SIONE MATEKUOLAVA KOLOI

    Chaplain
  • Mr. Viliami Tupou Fe'aomoeata

    CUP Office (America) - Administrator
  • Dr. 'Emeline Falengameesi Saulala

    CUP Office (NZ) - Administrator
  • Miss. Sesilia Hala

    CUP Office (Australia) - Administrator
  • Rev. Lopeti Taufa Kafa

    Director of CUP Vava'u Campus
  • Mr. Andrew Rodney Kava

    Director of CUP Ha'apai Campus
  • Miss. Melenoa Polutele

    Student Life Officer
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Christ's University in Pacific is a locally-owned university under the guidance of the Tokaikolo Church. In 2018, we were granted accreditation and registered by the Tonga National Qualification Accreditation Board (TNQAB), becoming the first local university to be registered by the Board. We continue to seek affiliation opportunities and support in the fields of Business, Education, Theology and Apologetics. And our search is expansive, looking to the best universities and organizations to assist us in our growth and expansion of available curricula.