UH School of Travel Industry Management to honor hotel executive Jerry Gibson

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kathryne Mei Villaruz, (808) 956-3617
Public Information Officer, Travel Industry Management School
Posted: Apr 19, 2018

Jerry Gibson
Jerry Gibson

The University of  Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s School of Travel Industry Management will honor hotel executive Jerry Gibson, area vice president of Hilton Hawai‘i, at its 17th annual “Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism” gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort.

While at the helm of Hilton Hawaiʻi, Gibson spearheaded the hotel chain’s community service efforts, including partnering with the Institute for Human Services to assist in reducing homelessness. He also serves as vice president and managing director for the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore. 

Also at the gala, the TIM school will present its Distinguished Service Award to the Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association, and will induct alumnus Glenn Perry, Realtor associate at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties and president of TIM’s alumni association, into the Alumni Hall of Honor.

The event serves as a venue to raise funds for student scholarships. Over 500 guests are expected.

Individual seat tickets start at $250 and table sponsorships at $3,000.

For more information, contact the TIM school at (808) 956-8946, or send an email to Kathryne Mei Villaruz at kmlv@hawaii.edu.  


Established in 1966, the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa boasts a rich history of innovation, growth and change with global recognition as a premier tourism education program that encompasses hospitality, tourism and transportation. The School of Travel Industry Management is the only hospitality and tourism program in a Carnegie I Research University in Hawai‘i, accredited through 2022 by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). The school offers over $200,000 in scholarships and grant opportunities to qualified incoming and continuing students every year. See the website at www.tim.hawaii.edu.