The campus will welcome incoming Chancellor Maenette Benham on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., introducing Dr. Benham to the campus community in a Hawaiian customary way that actively recognizes UHWO’s perpetuation of Hawaiian language, history, and culture.
The Awa Ceremony aids in reaffirming the campus and UH Systemʻs commitment to these hallmarks – Aloha aku, Aloha mai (Diversity), Laulima (collaboration), ʻImi Naʻauao (Teaching Excellence), and Mālama a Hoʻomau (Stewardship). Those involved in the awa ceremony will help to ensure the health, wellness, and well-being of our University and surrounding area communities while also uplifting the success and abundance of our University and its future. Participants will strengthen the connection to our students, faculty, staff, community, and one another through respect and aloha. During this time we invoke this saying, “O ka mea maikai malama, o ka mea maikai ole, kapae ia,” or “Keep that which is good and set that which is not good aside.”