The University of Hawaii at Mnoa (also known as UH Manoa, the University of Hawaii, or simply UH) is a public co-educational research university, and is the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawaii system. The school is located in Mnoa, an affluent neighborhood of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, approximately three miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu and one mile (1.6km) from Ala Moana and Waikk. The campus occupies the eastern half of the mouth of Mnoa Valley. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is governed by the Hawaii State Legislature and a semi-autonomous Board of Regents, which in turn hires a president to be administrator. The university campus houses the main offices of the University of Hawaii System.