$100,000 gift advances excellence at UH West Oahu

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, University of Hawaii Foundation
Posted: Apr 5, 2010

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi – Thanks to an anonymous donor, the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu has received $100,000 to advance teaching excellence. This generous gift will fund staff professional development, certificate and degree development and an array of student programs.
“This generous donation comes during difficult economic times for our community and our university,” said Gene I. Awakuni, UH West O‘ahu chancellor. “We will ensure that the intent of this gift is fulfilled. Our students, staff, and our ability to meet the workforce needs of our state through 22 innovative programs will be impacted by this donation for many years to come.”
UH West O‘ahu’s regional comprehensive, four-year baccalaureate campus is located next to Leeward Community College in Pearl City. In August 2010, UH West O‘ahu will begin construction of Phase I of its permanent campus in Kapolei, providing greater access to higher education throughout O‘ahu’s leeward and central communities.
Contributions to UH West Oahu can be made at www.uhf.hawaii.edu/GiveToUHWestOahu  or please contact Donna Vuchinich at the University of Hawai‘i Foundation at (808) 956-3711 or e-mail donna.vuchinich@uhf.hawaii.edu.
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. Our mission is to unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i's aspirations to benefit the people of Hawai‘i and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships. www.uhf.hawaii.edu.
The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is comprehensive university with an emphasis on baccalaureate education founded in the liberal arts, service professional, career-related, and applied fields, based on State and regional needs. UH West O‘ahu is committed to providing access to residents throughout the State of Hawai‘i through its partnerships with the University of Hawai'i community colleges and its delivery of distance education programs. For more information, visit www.uhwo.hawaii.edu.