He provided the leadership to the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) of the University of Hawaii as its longest serving dean, successfully fulfilling the goals and the visions of the schools founders. Since his retirement, the School of TIM has continued to elevate tourism management as a professional field and provided guidance and assistance to many other institutions in the Pacific Asia region and the Middle East.
"When these searches are completed by the end of the academic year, academic units at Mānoa will have strong permanent leadership across the board." Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business, will chair the search committee for the architecture position, while College of Education Dean Donald Young will chair the TIM school search.
The two committees will recommend finalists to Dasenbrock and UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple. Gees most outstanding contributions have been in the development of human resources through education and training that have enabled the industry to respond to challenges and adapt to changes throughout the past decades.
In case you want to write, 50 - 60% of the current faculty may NOT know about the history of TIM School or TIM Night when they are hired to join UH TIM School. like selling July 4th to someone in power to terminate Independent Day that know nothing about American history).
UH Regent Chuck Gee was named to the PATA Gallery of Legends at the PATA Conference in China.
Gee has received numerous awards, including the Award of Excellence for Tourism Education from the National Tourism Administration of the Peoples Republic of China, Pacific Asia Travel Associations Presidential Award and Grand Award for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Academy of Tourism Organizations NOAH Award and Travel Industry Associations America Hall of Leaders Award.
The State of Hawaii honored him as State Manager of the Year in 1995 and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1999 named him one of the 100 people who made a difference for the State of Hawaii during the 20th Century.He also established the Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) program at the School of Travel Industry Management, the first significant program for the development of executives in travel and tourism.Since 1979, EDIT has given rise to successive generations of new leaders involved in the regional growth of the industry.His induction into the PATA Gallery of Legends is testimony to the wisdom he has accumulated and shared during a life of extraordinary service and achievement." Interim President David Lassner said, Its an incredible source of pride when a member of the UH community is honored at the very pinnacle of his profession.We couldnt be prouder of Chuck being recognized as a Legend alongside other absolute giants of tourism.PATA, whose birthplace was in Hawaii in 1951, serves as the leading voice and authority of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.