UH Hilo 2019-2020 Annual Report released

Even with arrival of the coronavirus disruption and the development of a “new normal,” the university had an immensely successful 2019-2020 academic year, filled with accomplishments, accolades, milestones, and celebrations.

Large group of students, faculty and staff celebrating award.
Current interns, mentors, alumni, and staff from the Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science, known as PIPES, celebrate winning the Outstanding Leadership Award at the 26th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference held in Honolulu, July 10, 2019. Courtesy photo.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo released today the campus’s 2019-2020 Annual Report.

Fiscal year 2019-2020 will forever be remembered as the year the pandemic arrived. In mid-March 2020, faculty at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo moved quickly over spring break to switch their classes to online delivery for the remainder of the semester. The campus was soon shut, closed to the public, with only essential university workers reporting for work on campus. The main goal of the university community was to help students successfully complete the semester, especially graduating seniors—and all expectations were met. The university celebrated 2020 Spring Commencement with a virtual ceremony video filled with over 730 submissions from students, faculty, and staff, and congratulatory messages from Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin and the deans of each college.

But even with arrival of the covid disruption and the development of a “new normal,” the university had an immensely successful year, filled with accomplishments, accolades, milestones, and celebrations. A sampling:

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