University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin welcomed several members of the UH Alumni Board to campus on Tuesday, July 25. Jason Haruki (UH Alumni president), Amy Hennessey (first vice president), Sharene Urakami-Oyama (board member), and Arnold Kishi (assistant secretary) were greeted with a kīpaepae welcoming ceremony on the Campus Center Plaza, followed by a tour of campus and a visit to the UH Hilo Agricultural Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa. That evening at the Hilo Yacht Club, the group met with members of the former affiliate Alumni and Friends.
Members of the UH Alumni Board are making the rounds and visiting campuses throughout the statewide 10-campus UH System. They are familiarizing themselves with the campuses, experiencing some of the programs, and hearing about updates and plans. This will help them better support the mission of UH and support the interests of their members.
“I always enjoy having visitors to our campus,” says UH Hilo Chancellor Irwin. “There is so much to be proud of here. The UH Alumni Board members asked good questions and really made the most of their time with us.”