PHOTOS: Kīpaepae held for former and interim chancellors at UH Hilo

The ceremonies were to honor UH Vice President Don Straney and UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai in their new positions.

Don Straney and Marcia Sakai in lei.
Don Straney and Marcia Sakai at Kīpaepae.

Kīpaepae Ho‘oku‘u (Releasing Ceremony) and Kīpaepae Ho‘onoho (Appointment Ceremony) were held today for former University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney and new UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai. Straney was recently reassigned to a new position as the UH System vice president for academic planning and policy. The ceremonies were to honor Vice President Straney and Interim Chancellor Sakai in their new positions.

Dancers

Rachel Solemsaas, Don Straney and Marcia Sakai.
(l-r) Hawai‘i Community College Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas, UH Vice President Don Straney and UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai.