History & Background

UHAA is an international network of alumni chapters and members whose collective goal is to advance the interests of the University of Hawaii, alumni and friends through mutually beneficial and lifelong relationships; to generate support for the university; and to participate in events that showcase the university's excellence.

UHAA was formally organized in 1988 as the University of Hawaii System's alumni organization representing alumni from 10 campuses throughout the islands. Since the first student graduated from UH Mānoa in 1911, more than 270,000 have joined the ranks of UH alumni.

Past UHAA Presidents
2010-2012
Douglas Inouye '85, '03        
  2008-2010
Mitchell Ka'aiali'i '92, '97

2007-2008
Ren Hirose '85
 
           
2005-2007
Janet Yoshida '82
  2004-2005
Karl H. Fujii '90
  2003-2004
Christine Kondo '97
 
           
2002-2003
Arnold Kishi '71, '8
  2001-2002
Joseph DeMattos, Jr. '95
  2000-2001
Lawrence Cutwright '75        
 
           
1999-2000
Edward Hirata '56
  1998-1999
Robin Campaniano '73, '83       
  1996-1998
Kent Tsukamoto '78
 
           
1995-1996
Russell Okata '67
  1994-1995
Donald C. W. Kim '58
  1993-1994
Wallace Fujiyama
 
           
1992-1993
Oswald Stender '58
  1991-1992
Ben Taguchi '54
  1990-1991
Heidi Wild '85
 
           
1989-1990
Vernon Char '56
         
           


About the UH Founders Alumni Association

In 1922, an informal University of Hawaii alumni association was organized on the Mānoa campus, the only University of Hawaii campus at that time. That group still exists as the UH Founders Alumni Association, now a chapter of UHAA.