Francis Ray Cristobal is recognized by the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Executive Council as a Quintessential University Citizen. Currently, he’s helping the university switch to online teaching during the coronavirus health crisis.
In less than two years, new Library Director Joseph Sanchez is already making a big impact on campus with a
Malu Dudoit, UH Hilo alumnus, is an outstanding example of an emerging Hawaiian leader through his contributions in advancing leadership development, community engagement, and Hawaiian culture and language.
Professor of Marine Science Tracy Wiegner is motivated by her students and the local community to discover and share as much knowledge as possible about the water quality of Hawai‘i Island’s coasts.
Embedded within all the work of Professor of Education Michele Ebersole—administrative, teaching, research, community outreach—is the professor’s personal and profound infusion of aloha: love, compassion, and kindness.
Assistant Professor Justina Mattos’s passion about educating students—from grade school to university—has brought her recognition from the Chancellor’s Executive Council as a UH Hilo Quintessential University Citizen.
Paula Gealon is responsible for all extramural awards to UH Hilo, and has been at the task for 20 years this April. She is highly respected among faculty and administrators for her knowledge of grant processes and practices—one researcher calls her “the great navigator and translator of it all.”
Associate Professor Arancon is well known on the south side of campus for his lively horticulture classes and his pioneering research in soil ecology. But on the north side of campus, around the old gym and the Performing Arts Center, he is better known for performing in campus musicals and events as a “triple threat” (accomplished singer, dancer, and actor).