Centennial Celebration and Inauguration Ceremony

Chancellor Inauguration

Chancellor Hinshaw Inaugurated

On Monday, November 19, 2007, Virginia Hinshaw, PhD was officially sworn in as Chancellor of UH Mānoa. More than 500 people attended the event to celebrate UH Mānoa's centennial and the Chancellor's inauguration. The ceremony was held at Kennedy Theatre and a reception followed at East West Center where faculty, staff, students, alumni, and invited guests were to able to enjoy this momentous occasion in UH Mānoa's history.

The celebration featured Hawaiian hula and `oli, a presentation of ceremonial gifts, remarks by Governor Linda Lingle, UH System President David McClain, and an inaugural address by Chancellor Hinshaw.

You can watch the ceremony in its entirety or in the segments listed below through Quicktime. Some of the speakers' remarks are also available in PDF form.

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Inaugural Address

Virginia S. Hinshaw
Chancellor, UH Mānoa
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Virginia Hinshaw

Opening Remarks

The Honorable Linda Lingle
Governor, State of Hawai`i
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Governor Lingle
David McClain
David S. McClain
President, University of Hawai`i System
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Gift of Knowledge


David Chin
Chair, Mānoa Faculty Senate
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David Chin

Gift to the Campus

Christina Stidman
President, Associated Students of the University of Hawai`i


Christina Stidman
Marc Le Pape
Marc Le Pape
President, Graduate Student Organization
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Gift of Support

Ren Hirose
President, University of Hawai`i Alumni Association
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Ren Hirose

Gift of Partnership

Larry Vanderhoef
Chancellor, UC Davis
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Gift of `Oli and Lei

Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa
Representative, Kuali`i Council
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Gift of Office and Formal Installation

Allan R. Landon
Chair, University of Hawai`i Board of Regents
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Allan Landon

Gift of Music and Friendship

Mary Youngblood
Guest Performer and Grammy-award winning musician
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Mary Youngblood
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About the invitation artwork: Segment of the Jean Charlot mural Commencement, located in Bachman Hall on the Mānoa campus. Used with permission of the Jean Charlot Foundation; more on UH's Charlot Collection at http://libweb.hawaii.edu/libdept/