ka Makamaka A Friend has Arrived
marking the passage of Peter Englert from Victoria University of Wellington,
Aotearoa, New Zealand to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he assumed
the position of chancellor on Aug. 1, 2002. See the release.
Waiting to present leis to the Victoria University delegation are, from left,
University of Hawaii Regent and retired faculty member Walter Nunokawa,
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Director Lilikala Kameeleihiwa
and UH President Evan S. Dobelle and Native Hawaiian students and staff from
In a traditional Maori ceremony, Victoria University Associate Vice Chancellor
Piri Sciascia, left, and TeRipowai Higgins, who heads the university's School
for Maori Studies, clear the path and deliver Peter Englert, center front, to
his new post as chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Following
them are, from right, Victoria University Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon,
Whitireia Community Polytechnic Chief Executive Officer Diedra Dale and Victoria
Associate Dean of Students Shona DeSain, partially obscured. Through ceremony,
chant and speeches, the delegation paid tribute and bid farewell to Englert
as he began his first day at UH Manoa.
Students of Halau Ku Mana, part of the Hawaiian charter school that meets on
the UH campus, performed hula kahiko for the new chancellor.
Among those presenting gifts to the new chancellor were Kuaana Student
Services representatives, from left, staff member Kalawaia Moore, graduate assistant
Miki Huihui, Director Kuumealoha Gomes and student assistant Makaa Hoa
Duarte. The basket, in a weave that represents cooperation, contains books to
acquaint Englert with the colonization of Hawaii and overthrow of the
Hawaiian monarchy, including The Queen's Story, which also explains the
Kuaana programs important and symbolic role as occupants and stewards
of the Queen Liliuokalani Center for Student Services on the Manoa campus.