The Willard Wilson Award award recognizes exemplary service to the university by a UH employee. It was established by the Board of Regents in 1969 to honor the long-time UH employee and secretary to the board.
Yoshida’s colleagues describe him as a man who wears many hats with integrity and dedication.
He currently serves as the vice chancellor for administrative affairs at Hawaiʻi CC where he started as a faculty member in 1984.
Yoshida has taught marketing, management courses and computer-related courses such as networking, wireless security, web design and computer applications. He has also taken temporary assignments as registrar, institutional researcher, division chairman, interim dean and vice chancellor.
Yoshida was born and raised on Maui. He received a BBA in management and a MEd in educational administration from UH Mānoa.
When he has the time, Yoshida says he enjoys traveling and working in the yard.