UHH Chancellor’s Message – Sept. 2022

Dawning of a new day This month I would like to share with you a condensed version of my remarks at the 2022 Fall Welcome event, which we held in person this year. It was wonderful to see everyone, welcome new faculty and staff, and recognize faculty promotions and...

Military Affairs Committee Update – Sept. 2022

Thank you very much for the opportunity to serve as Chair of the Military Affairs Committee (MAC).  I am very humbled to follow in the footsteps of previous Chair Keith Marrack.  MAC Chair Keith and his Committee did a great job coordinating the various...

Young Professionals Committee Update – Sept. 2022

The Young Professionals Committee at the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce started as a suggestion to me, when I moved back to Hilo from Honolulu in 2018. The goals of this group are simple, find like-minded professionals who are starting off in their careers, build a...

Economic Development Committee Update – Sept. 2022

As I take the reins of the Economic Development Committee, I am looking for guidance on what we can do to move our business community forward. At this point I am working with one of our legislative priorities: grow, attract and retain businesses that further diversify...