University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Shidler College of Business alumnus and supporter Leonard (Lenny) Frank Kamp, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on February 5, 2017 at the age of 76.
Originally from Rochester, New York, Kamp came to Hawai‘i in 1963 for Peace Corps training on the Big Island. He spent two years constructing roads and airports in North Borneo as part of his Peace Corps duties before returning back to Hawai’i. While attending the University of Hawai‘i, he began working for Hawaiian Dredging & Construction and was quickly promoted to vice president overseeing projects in the South East Asia region. In 1985, he purchased Haas Insulations Inc. and later sold the company in 1995.
In retirement, Kamp enjoyed traveling with his wife Becky (she passed away in 2013) and attending UH sports and alumni events.
The Kamps were strong supporters of UH and the Shidler College of Business. The couple established three scholarships to support business students—The Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Endowed Scholarship, The Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Executive MBA Scholarship and The Leonard and Rebecca Kwai Hin Kamp Scholarship. They also supported the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the Shidler College of Business, UH Mānoa Athletics and the UH Mānoa College of Engineering.
In 2010, Kamp said, “The University of Hawai‘i has been good to me and my wife Becky. We are extremely fortunate to be in a position to give back to the university to ensure that talented and deserving students continue to receive a world-class education. We hope one day the scholarship recipients will pass on their knowledge and support to advance the public good.”
Kamp received a BS in civil engineering and an MBA from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He was a member of the first Executive MBA class in 1979.