Kyle Tanimura
Kyle Tanimura '23

Kyle Tanimura ’23: Leadership That Spans the Campus

Jack of all trades Kyle Tanimura is leaving quite the lasting mark on Chapman, where he has taken on multiple leadership roles as a double major in political science and strategic and corporate communication, with a minor in dance.

Tanimura is president of Chapman’s Filipino student club Kapamilya, founding president of the School of Communication Trailblazer Program for first-generation students, and vice president of the Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity. He’s also an orientation coordinator and a peer mentor for the School of Communication

While he makes it look easy, he admits that tackling so many important roles isn’t for the faint of heart.

“I believe everyone has different thresholds for how much they can handle,” he says. “Knowing yourself and being able to set boundaries helps with managing multiple responsibilities. I often check in with myself to make sure I’m really passionate about everything I’m doing.”

As a 4+1 student, Tanimura will continue at Chapman for an additional year to attain his MS in health and strategic communication. Then the possibilities are expansive. He hopes to make waves in the entertainment industry as a dancer before eventually working in higher education and politics.

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