Rockne Freitas

The City Council of the City and County of Honolulu presented former University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas with an honorary certificate at its monthly meeting on February 17 at Kapolei Hale.

The council recognized Freitas, who retired as chancellor of UH West Oʻahu on December 31, 2015, for his achievements in football and his contributions to the University of Hawaiʻi and Native Hawaiian community.

Under Freitas, UH West Oʻahu achieved record numbers in enrollment and was reaffirmed by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for seven years upon the strengths of the university’s student-centered environment.

Freitas previously served as vice president for student affairs and university and community relations for UH System, as well as chancellor at Hawaiʻi Community College.

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Rockne Freitas, center, with members of the Honolulu City Council, UH West Oʻahu staff and community members.