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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service

Service Award Winner

Gaillane Maehira, headshot

Gaillane Maehira

Gaillane Maehira, the civil service award winner, is an agricultural technician for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Volcano Research Station on the Big Island. His office is a 30-acre experimental farm that includes approximately 26,000 square feet of greenhouse space adjacent to the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Maehira maintains the grounds of the research station, establishes experimental plots and data collection, maintains equipment and assists with the construction of new green houses.

Maehira’s knowledge of plumbing, electrical, welding, mechanical, agricultural and construction has been invaluable to the CTAHR and research station. He supervised the design and construction of three greenhouses and was instrumental in the construction of nine demonstration solarization units. Maehira’s skills have resulted in a significant amount of savings to the university.

Maehira’s wide-ranging knowledge of horticulture and agricultural operations, and management allows the site to be an effective resource research center for the university and other research programs or agencies utilizing the Volcano Research Station. His time and dedication to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, UH Manoa and its mission is significant to the future of Hawai‘i’s agricultural diversity and sustainability.

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service honors Manoa staff members who demonstrate outstanding work performance, service and leadership. Criteria include record of competence and efficiency, exceptional contribution in the attainment of program objectives, creative solutions to difficult problems, integrity and dedication to the mission of a program.