Outgoing University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood was honored today with the planting of two ‘ōhi‘a lehua trees in the indigenous gardens at UH Hilo’s ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. The trees were a gift from UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney and Hawai‘i Community College Chancellor Noreen Yamane.
There was a small ceremony for the planting that included the two chancellors and staff from ʻImiloa.
Arrangements have been made for a plaque to be placed on a large rock by the trees that will say, “The ʻōhiʻa plants honor and recognize President M.R.C. Greenwood for her service and dedication to the University of Hawaiʻi, 2009-2013.”