Dr. Doris Ching receives the Ellingson-Bitner Award

University of Hawaiʻi
Tasha Valenzuela, (808) 956-9670
Campus Center Board
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jan 12, 2007

HONOLULU — Dr. Doris Ching, former UH Vice President for Student Affairs, recently received the Ellingson-Bitner Award from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Campus Center Board (CCB). Established in 1973 and named in honor of Si Ellingson and Harold Bitner, who were both Dean of Students at UH Mānoa, the award is periodically given to outstanding individuals who have advocated for student growth.

Ching retired as Vice President for Student Affairs in December 2005 after serving a distinguished career at the University of Hawaiʻi. She was the first woman vice president of the university and brought national visibility to UH Student Affairs. Her career highlights include various initiatives such as campus child care, the Women‘s Center, Service Learning Center, new student orientation program, systemwide Student Caucus and the Regents and Presidential Scholars program, Bridge-to-Hope and many others. Ching was also instrumental in the building of the Queen Liliʻuʻokalani Center for Student Services which brought the many services for students in one prominent and attractive location on the Mānoa campus.

Since her retirement, Ching has enjoyed spending time with family, travel, volunteer service and service on local and national boards and commissions. She currently serves on the Governor‘s Commission on Salaries and on the board of the North American Interfraternal Foundation. Her major volunteer service is with the Los Angeles-based Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). Ching also provides guidance to former, current and prospective UH students who seek her help.

The CCB presented the award to Ching during a hosted brunch in December. Ching was also recognized as an honorary member of CCB.

The Campus Center Board at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provides governance for The Campus Center and its programs. For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu/ccb or call 956-9670.