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President Greenwood Photo Gallery

For photos and video after April 2011, see the president’s blog

April 12, 2011

President Greenwood addresses more than 150 military and civilian employees at the Navy Region Hawai‘i’s Learn From the Leaders workforce development event.

Mar. 18, 2011

The president was joined by Palamanui Global Holdings’ Roger Harris, far right, for the blessing of the access road for the Hawai‘i Community College–Palamanui in West Hawai‘i. Also representing UH, from left: Regent Clifford Dias, Vice President John Morton, Hawai‘i Chancellor Noreen Yamane, UH Foundation Trustee Jim Lally, Vice President Rockne Freitas, UH Center–West Hawai‘i Interim Director Beth Sanders. Read the News at UH article.

Mar. 14, 2011

Hawai‘i Community College’s Model Home carpentry team joined other UH groups demonstrating educational programs at the Hawai‘i State Capitol as part of education week. The partnership between several of the college’s Applied Technical Education programs and the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has produced 44 residential dwellings to date.

Feb. 24, 2011

During the February Board of Regents meeting at Honolulu Community College, President Greenwood welcomes veteran Hawai‘i communicator Lynne Waters aboard as associate vice president for extenal affairs and university relations. Read the news release.

Feb. 11, 2011

The president congratulated Keawe Kaholokula, new chair of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health following a John A. Burns School of Medicine ceremony.

Feb. 1, 2011

President Greenwood was featured speaker for the Feb. 1 Rotary Club of Honolulu meeting.

She is pictured with Rotary club officers, from left, incoming President Nancy Pace, current President Kerry Cloward and Program Chair Alice Tucker.

Greenwood was introduced at the meeting by former UH President David McClain.

She spoke about her three initiatives for the university—improving graduation rates, addressing the state’s workforce needs and rennovating facilities to support innovation.

Jan. 18, 2011

The president and Kiyoshi Yamada of Tokai University Educational System sign a memorandum of understanding for Hawai‘i Tokai International College, a private Japanese university and the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu to share programs and future facilities on adjacent properties in Kapolei.

The new Tokai campus is set to open shortly after the new UH West O‘ahu campus, which is scheduled to open in fall 2012.

Under the agreement, Tokai students will be able to live in UH West O‘ahu dormitories and to finish their first two years at Tokai and later attain a bachelor’s degree at UH West O‘ahu.

Read the news release.

Jan. 13–14, 2011

Photos from E Kamakani Noi‘i Innovation for Hawai‘i’s growth symposium at the Sheraton Waikikii. Photos by Gregory Yamamoto Photography.

Jan. 7, 2011

Dignitaries opened the way for construction of a UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center on the third floor of UH Manoa’s Webster Hall. From left: President Greenwood, Shawn Kemp of Layton Construction, Dean Mary Boland, Will Summerhays of Layton Construction, Vice Chancellor Gary Ostrander, Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, Charles Kaneshiro of Group 70, Regent Dennis Hirota, City Councilmember Ann Kobayashi. The $7.5 million School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene project will provide a campus hub for interdisciplinary translational health research, simulation and research education with family assessment, intensive care physiology, acute physiology, community technology, stress/biofeedback, exercise and telehealth labs and support facilities.

Dec. 7, 2010

Vice President for Research James Gaines, left, and President Greenwood watch as Neal and Debbie Smatresk open a gift of a clock displaying Hawai‘i and Nevada time during a lunch at College Hill. Formerly UH Manoa vice chancellor for academic affairs, Neal Smatresk is now president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in town to attend the Dec. 4 Warriors–Rebels football game.

Dec. 6, 2010

The president congratulates Neil Abercrombie at a press conference following his inauguration as Hawai‘i’s new governor.

Nov. 18, 2010

President Greenwood is joined by football Coach Greg McMackin, Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, Regent Dennis Hirota and Athletics Director Jim Donovan in announcing that Manoa’s football program has been invited to join the Mountain West athletic conference. Read the Malamalama article or news release.

Nov. 18, 2010

During a visit to Maui Community College, President Greenwood met with students, faculty and staff and discussed university initiatives in an open community forum.

Oct. 29, 2010

President Greenwood congratulated 2010 Community College Leadership Champions at College Hill. Funded by the Tsunoda Leadership Endowment, the program identifies and develops the next generation of community college leaders. From left: Milton Tadaki, Honolulu; Michael Tom, Windward; lead mentor and Kaua‘i Chancellor Helen Cox; Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton; Christine Quintana, Hawai‘i; Ron Umehira, Leeward; Pua Palmera, Kaua‘i. Not pictured: Palakiko Yagodich, Kapi‘olani; Pua Palmera, Kaua‘i; Deanna Reece, Maui College; Mary Perreira, Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges.

Oct. 28, 2010

The president spoke with U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, keynote speaker at the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center. View more photos and read the article in Malamalama.

Oct. 25, 2010

The president and National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh, left, joined Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education Director Dave Karl for the dedication of the center’s new research facility at UH Manoa. View more photos and read the article in Malamalama.

Oct. 23, 2010

President Greenwood meets with Student Caucus executive committee members. Back (l-r): Sharain Naylor, Vice Chair, Ho‘omano Pakele, Chair, Jeremy Castillo, Treasurer. Front(l-r): Palika Bell-Cockett, Data Director, Kanoe Case, Neighbor Island At-Large, President Greenwood, Trevor La Torre-Couch, O‘ahu At-Large.

Sept. 14, 2010

Gov. Linda Lingle, right, and Board of Regents Chair Howard Karr joined Greenwood in congratulating Hawai‘i Community College Instructor in Human Services Sandra Claveria, who received the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching during the 2010 convocation ceremony. View more photos or read about the awardees.

Sept. 9, 2010

More than 250 community and national leaders gathered at the University’s higher education summit to gauge Hawai‘i’s performance against national perspective and discuss ways to make the state competitive in the 21st-century global economy.

July 20, 2010

University Clinical, Education and Research Associates is the medical practice plan for UH physician faculty members who provide patient care in clinical facilities across the state. Signing the affiliation agreement are, from left, physician and UCERA Chief Operating Officer Patricia Lanoie Blanchette, retired judge and UCERA Secretary James S. Burns, President Greenwood, John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges and UH Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.

July 15, 2010

The Board of Regents presented resolutions honoring UH Manoa’s NCAA champion high jumper, the collegiate World Series contender Rainbow Wahine softball team and WAC champion Warrior baseball team. Attending the BOR meeting were, from left, Athletic Director Jim Donovan; baseball Head Coach Mike Trapasso; track and field Head Coach Carmyn James and high jumper Amber Kaufman; softball players Rachel Paragas, Sarah Robinson and Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu; softball Assistant Coach Kaulana Williams; and softball players Traci Yoshikawa and Melissa Gonzalez.

July 12, 2010

Keynote speaker for an Organization of Women Leaders luncheon, President Greenwood talked about the university’s key initiatives and shared her personal story and her path to becoming the University of Hawai‘i’s first woman president. With her from left are OWL President Linda Nakamura, Vice President Stacia Murray, incoming OWL President Mimi Beams.

June 28, 2010

After hearing from Cal Tech President Jean-Lou Chameau, at the podium above, and UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry Yang, the Mauna Kea Management Board and Big Island community members, the Board of Regents approved the Thirty Meter Telescope project. At the meeting were, below from left, Chameau, former UH Hilo Chancellor Rose Tseng, Greenwood, BOR Chair Howard Karr, Yang and Regents Eric Martinson and Dennis Hirota.

June 25, 2010

Vivian Landrum, president and CEO of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, welcomed President Greenwood, who spoke to the Big Island group.

June 24, 2010

Among those attending President Greenwood’s address to the Hawai‘i Economic Association were HEA directors, from left, Frederic Berg of Berg Enterprises; Makena Coffman, assistant professor in UH Manoa’s Department of Urban and Regional Panning and Kimberly Burnett, assistant specialist with the UH Economic Research Organization.

June 2010

May 20, 2010

During a break in the Board of Regents meeting, President Greenwood and BOR Chair Howard Karr, left, posed with new UH appointees Donald Straney, chancellor for UH Hilo, right, and Rockne Freitas, vice president for student affairs and university and community relations. The executives take office July 1.

May 15, 2010

President Greenwood and UH Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw flank Maya Soetoro-Ng at the flagship UH campus’s commencement. The Hawai‘i educator and sister of President Obama challenged graduates to “shine a little light on more of the world’s shadows.”

May 14, 2010

President Greenwood and UH Regent Michael Dahilig, right. joined Honolulu Community College Chancellor Michael Rota for the campus’s graduation exercises at Waikiki Shell. View photos from commencements across the UH System.

Associate Professor Jill Omori, far left, and her John A. Burns School of Medicine students joined the president for a photo after discussing leadership over a brown bag lunch in Bachman Hall. More about the elective leadership class.

May 11, 2010

The president joined UH Alumni Association President Mitch Ka‘aiali‘i in congratulating Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and UH Vice President David Lassner, above. Read about Lassner and fellow honorees (from left, below) Ashok Kumar Malhotra, Wesley Fong, Virginia Pressler, Patricia Saiki and Lassner in the April 2010 issue of Malamalama magazine.

May 2010

April 23, 2010

During a visit to O‘ahu, students in Waiakea High School’s Warrior Band called on the state Capital, where President Greenwood was meeting with lawmakers. Seated, from left, are UH Vice President Howard Todo, Rep. Jerry Chang, Greenwood, Sen. Colleen Hanabusa, Sen. Russell Kokubun, Rep. Robert Herkes and Sen. Dwight Takamine. Photo courtesy of Big Island CTAHR Extension Agent (and band booster president) Kelvin Sewake.

Mar. 19, 2010

Architect Terry McFarland, Librarian Nancy Heu, retired Librarian DeEtta Wilson, Rep. Ken Ito and Sen. Jill Tokuda join Greenwood in breaking ground for Windward Community College’s new library. Photo by Peter Tully Owen

Feb. 20, 2010

President Greenwood and Dennis Fujii, chief of community relations for the U.S. Pacific Command, attended the Consular Corps of Hawai‘i inaugural ball. Patricia Lee, a William S. Richardson School of Law alumna, former UH regent and honorary consul of France, will serve as the group’s dean for 2010–2011.

Feb. 18, 2010

Joined by regents and university officials, the president visited the future home of Manoa’s Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i in Kaka‘ako.

Feb. 17, 2010

M.R.C. Greenwood cut the 90-centimeter moon cake at the kick-off celebration for Honolulu Community College’s year-long 90th Anniversary" celebration.

Feb. 3, 2010

M.R.C. Greenwood was the first UH president to address a joint session of the Legislature. Read or view her remarks.

In her speech, the president congratulated national culinary champions Tate Nakano-Edwards, Keaka Lee, Rena Suzuki and Ken Yi.

She honored UH medical students Taryn Park, Scott Harvey, Kate Pettigrew, Brad Tokeshi and Brandon Au, who provide health care to homeless citizens.

She spoke with UH Student Caucus Chair Ho‘omanu Pakele, left, and Vice Chair Matthew Williams, after the speech.

Also in the audience were former UH President Kenneth Mortimer, UH Hilo Chancellor Rose Tseng and alumna and Maui Community College staff member Malia Davidson, who was mentioned in the speech.

Jan. 19, 2010

From left: Regent Emeritus Roy Takeyama, President Greenwood, Sen. Colleen Hanabusa, Rep. Michael Magaoay and Regent Emeritus Joseph Blanco following a panel discussion at the Association of Emeritus Regents meeting.

Dec. 11, 2009

“Flat Tiger” went to Hawai‘i to visit the UH president … and various places on the Manoa campus, sending photos home to the sponsoring school.

Dec. 4, 2009

The president, in Santa hat, joined administrative staff in voting for trees made from recycled materials for the first Bachman Hall sustainable decorating contest. See UH Manoa’s Campus Talk blog for the winners.

Oct. 28, 2009

At a Hawai‘i Community College welcoming ceremony, flanked by Taupouri Tangaro, chair of Hawai‘i life styles, in shell lei; Chancellor Rockne Freitas, in black lukaluka; and members of the campus administration team.

Sept. 30, 2009

Admiring John Charlot’s “Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawai‘i” in the Leeward Community College Theatre lobby. The fresco mural was commissioned for the theatre’s opening in 1974.

Sept. 29, 2009

Visiting with community members and advisors to the Maui Community College chancellor.

Sept. 25, 2009

Visiting trade programs at Honolulu Community College with Chancellor Michael Rota, left.

Sept. 25, 2009

Throwing the first pitch in the UH System’s annual Aloha United Way Softball Tournament.

Sept. 24, 2009

Meeting with students during a visit to Kaua‘i Community College.

Sept. 16, 2009

Visiting the UH West O‘ahu campus.

Sept. 15, 2009

Greenwood is joined by Board of Regents Chair Howard Karr in congratulating 2009 Wilard Wilson Award recipient Kenneth Kato during the UH Awards Convocation.

Sept. 10, 2009

Talking to Kapi‘olani Community College faculty and staff as Chancellor Leon Richards looks on.

Sept. 9, 2009

Greenwood, center, during a visit to Windward Community College. Photo by Tori Langley

Sept. 4, 2009

Visiting with staff at UH Center West Hawai‘i on the Big Island.

Aug. 24, 2009

The president welcomes the start of the new semester. Watch or read her welcome message.