The ceremonies were to honor UH Vice President Don Straney and UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai in their new positions.
Countless UH students, faculty, staff and alumni served during the three-year voyage in myriad ways, as volunteers, navigators, captains and scientific researchers.
The award honors the state’s executive branch employees and managers who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication to serving the people of Hawaiʻi.
In propelling herself forward to make a positive impact on UH Hilo, Hawai‘i Island, and the overall state of Hawai‘i, Vice Chancellor Gomes finds motivation through her community.
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo welcomes new Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Farrah-Marie Gomes with a Kīpaepae Welina (Welcome Ceremony).
The reorganization of the positions into a single unit is meant to create a better system to implement and facilitate budget decision making.
With an extensive background in clinical pharmacy practice, pharmacy and hospital administration, Ma is a registered pharmacist with licenses in Hawaiʻi, Nevada and California.