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President’s Award for Excellence in Building
and Grounds Maintenance

Maintenance Award Winner

Neal Nagao, headshot

2015
Neal Nagao

Neal Nagao is a building maintenance supervisor at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

Nagao has worked for UH Hilo for more than 27 years. He began as UH Hilo’s only electrician and was later promoted to the campus’ only maintenance supervisor.

His peers and supervisors describe Nagao as having a positive attitude and excellent customer service skills.

He has been praised for keeping UH Hilo one of the best maintained campuses while working with limited resources and mentoring a great team.



The President’s Award for Excellence in Building and Grounds Maintenance honors UH employees who exhibit dedication and sustained superior performance in a maintenance, landscaping, custodial, shop or trucking position.

2016 President’s Building and Grounds Award Nomination Information and Form (PDF)

Current Winners
Go to UH News for stories on the latest honorees.

2004–2015 Honorees