University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo: a College in the Making now available

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Posted: Nov 16, 2001

The first 46 years of the history of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is currently documented in a publication written by both Frank T. Inouye, director, UH Hilo, 1952-1957, and former Chancellor Dr. Ed Kormondy, 1986-1993. The book, The University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo: A College in the Making, is a must read for anyone interested in the evolution of UH Hilo.

Rather than a historical documentary, the book is a compilation of the writings of Inouye and the reflections of former chancellors of the
institution, culminating with Kormondy's chapter, "UH Hilo: Challenges and Opportunities," and his epilogue.

The book also includes chronological highlights, listings of all former academic and administrative leaders and a list of donors.

Because Inouye passed away quite suddenly in 1996 before the manuscript was completed, the proceeds from book sales ($15 per copy) will go into the Frank T. Inouye Scholarship Fund at UH Hilo. Publication costs have been covered in advance by private donations.

The book is currently being sold at Borders, Basically Books, and The Book Gallery. If anyone experiences difficulty in obtaining a copy, please contact Paula Thomas, interim director of development, at or call (808) 933-3112.