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Group photo in front of the James and Abigail Campbell Library

Members of the Campbell family, the James Campbell Co., and the James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation attended the library naming event.

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu library has been named the James and Abigail Campbell Library to recognize their legacy role in the school’s history.

The library, which is a focal point of the campus, was named after the Campbells during an October 18 evening ceremony. Portraits of James and Abigail Campbell were also unveiled near the entrance to the 60,000-square foot building. The naming recognizes the Campbell family and their decades of support for the university. Their efforts have bettered the lives and futures of the entire community on the west side and throughout the state.

“There’s an ʻōlelo noʻeau: ʻAʻohe mea koe ma kūʻono. It is said of someone who is extremely generous, giving freely without reservation,” said UH West Oʻahu Chancellor Maenette Benham. “The students, faculty and UH West Oʻahu community mahalo the James Campbell Company and the Campbell ʻohana for their gracious generosity! Where once there were fields of sugarcane we now grow our next generation of leaders, career creators for the 21st Century!”

“I think it’s a tremendous recognition of James and Abigail’s Trust, the family and the company’s contributions to West Oʻahu and the students that will learn here” said Timothy Brauer, president and chief executive officer of the the James Campbell Co., which succeeded the Estate of James Campbell.

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