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Tyson Hunter

Housing Assignment Coordinator
Residential Life

Tyson has worked for BYU–Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center for the last nine months. Tyson was hired upon graduation as a hale assignment coordinator as part of the Residential Life department. A few months later, he was also hired as a part-time content specialist, supporting the digital marketing team at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Tyson is a second-generation Seasider and great-grandson of Howard W. Hunter, who was played a vital role in helping the Polynesian Cultural Center grow into what it is today. He said he is continuing the work of his ancestors in helping BYUH and the Polynesian Cultural Center grow together to accomplish their mission.

Born in southern California, he served a mission in Santiago, Chile, and came here to school soon after. He met his wife his first semester out here at school through friends and has been living here ever since. He said he enjoys the ocean and all that it has to offer and spending time with his wife and newborn son.

Education

  • BYU–Hawaii
  • Bachelor of Science in business management, with an emphasis in finance.
  • Minor in math