Recipient of the 2003 Robert W. Clopton Award Announced

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Jun 25, 2003

Thomas Klobe, professor in the Art Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been awarded the Robert W. Clopton Award for Outstanding Service to the Community from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

This award recognizes a faculty member who has played a socially significant role by applying intellectual leadership and academic expertise to the improvement of the community.

Klobe has been recognized for his exceptional service as director of the University of Hawaiʻi Art Gallery and lifetime commitment to Hawaiʻi‘s art and cultural institutions and organizations. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the new Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, helping to enhance the general public‘s physical and intellectual access to the State‘s art collection.

The award will be presented in September in addition to a monetary gift of $1,000 from the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation.