Comments on: President Greenwood Takes Office The magazine of the University of Hawai'i System Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:11:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: pamela vita Tue, 13 Oct 2009 05:52:29 +0000 Hats Off MRC to a position you quite obviously cherish and
deserve. I put myself through UH having come a very long
way from NY (I once lived in Norwich, NY) to do so and graduated in 1976. The effort put forth in those four
years has sustained and renewed my character many times over.
I went on to live in HI for another twelve years and found
Hawaiian culture the finest on the planet. I encouraged
my brother in law to apply for the UH presidency in 1986. He
took a job in Lafayette, LA but wondered how Manoa would have been. Welcome and good luck breaking in University of Hawaii
traditions. It’s a great place full of opportunity for change.

By: Lucy Ang-Abey Fri, 09 Oct 2009 10:35:07 +0000 MRC, you’re an inspiration to anyone who is privileged to get to know you.

I believe that the spirit of the UH Ohana is going to be stronger than ever under the care of the best person in MRC, who loves being a grandmother.

By: Normand Dionne Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:58:05 +0000 Aloha and Welcome to UH,

My family of 4 siblings all graduated from UH Hilo, so we know what great opportunites UH has to offer to the people of Hawaii. My two nephews are now full time students as well. Being an IT specialist I have been part of the growth of technology at UHH where once people hardly knew what email was to seeing that being connected has become indepensiblie in their professional and student lives.

I believe our economic woes will pass, especially if those in power don’t panic over the short term. We in education understand the long term and I think you do too, judging by your resume.

Your success at UH will translate to success for all, especially for our students. I wish you all the best.

By: Beverly Willis FAIA Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:46:46 +0000 Dear MCR Greenwood,

How exciting to have our first woman University President. I am a UH graduate ’54 and am returning to Honolulu to be honored by the United Chinese Society this coming February. The Society is currently headed by their first woman President, Ginny Young, on their 200th anniversary. Though I began my career as a fresco painter, evolved into an architect, ( I now head the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation whose mission it is to expand the knowledge of women’s contribution to architecture – a predominantly male field. see

I will ask Ginny to send you an invitation to the reception in February and hope you will come. She tells me the Mayor has already said yes.

UH is fortunate to have you. Best wishes for great success. Senator Daniel Inouye’s granddaughter is currently at the architecture school in Moana and here’s hoping Dan will lend you a hand.

Bev Willis

By: Donna Howard Thu, 08 Oct 2009 16:30:38 +0000 Imua Dr. Greenwood!

We are lucky to have you. As an alumna I am hopeful of your presidency of my alma mater and wish you the greatest success.

Donna Howard
MEd. ’75