UH Manoa Women’s Center Director wins national award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 19, 2009

Christine A. Quemuel, director of the Women‘s Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, was honored with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Mid-level Student Affairs Professional Award on March 10 at the 2009 NASPA annual conference awards luncheon held in Seattle, Wash.

The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession, have contributed to programs that address the needs of students, and have created campus environments that promote student learning and personal development. Winners must have a minimum of five years experience in student affairs.

Since assuming the helm of the Women‘s Center in 2000, Quemuel has secured over $1.4 million in grants for the UH Mānoa campus to address violence against women. She has a proven record of developing community relationships to provide service to her students, including serving for 10 years on the Hawaiʻi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a partnership between sexual assault service providers, law enforcement, and community agencies.

Quemuel has also actively participated as both a presenter and speaker at more than 65 local, regional, and national conferences and trainings. "Christine‘s solid values, sense of justice, and good judgment in her support of individuals are not only admirable, they are also making a difference for students and faculty on all campuses of the UH system," said Doris Ching, Emeritus Vice President for Student Affairs at UH and a former president of NASPA.

For more information, visit http://naspa.org/programs/awards.