Geoffrey Bannister (born 1946, Manchester, England) was an English-American educator and geographer. He is the fourth president of Hawai'i Pacific University. His goals for the university were to expand the graduate program research as well as building connections with other universities around the world. 
Bannister was born in Manchester, England. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to New Zealand. He later moved to Toronto, Canada to get doctorate in geography. He became a U.S. citizen in 1989.