New Veterans Support Center Director
Fa’ama’i (Fa’a) Taupa’u has been selected as the director of the Veterans Support Center (VSC). Fa’a joins the VSC from University of Utah Housing and Residential Education, where he has worked as the associate director of Dining Management since 2018.
Fa'a was born in Western Samoa and raised in Hawaii. He has served more than 23 years in the enlisted and officer ranks of the United States Army. As a Field Artillery Officer, he served in multiple assignments such as Battalion and Brigade Operations Officer, Company Commander, Brigade and Battalion Fire Support Officer and Deputy Mission Crew Commander. Fa’a is currently serving in the Army Reserves as the Brigade Fire Support Officer. Fa’a earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University and a M.A. in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
Fa’a is married with three children and two dogs, and enjoys time with family and friends. Fa'a will begin his new role on May 23, 2022.
“I am beyond excited to have Fa’a join us as a director in Student Affairs and of course as the director of the Veterans Support Center," said Bryan Hubain, associate vice president for Student Development and Inclusion for Student Affaris. "He brings a wealth of experience to the role and his vision for the center is necessary as he continues his contribution to all the great work done previously and currently happening in the VSC to support student success.”
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