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Chancellor’s Award Winner

Barbara Leonard, headshot

Barbara Leonard

Barbara Leonard, an associate accounting professor, is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Excellence in Service Award. She is the co-winner of this award with Sevki Erdogan, a computer science professor.

Leonard chaired the UH Hilo Faculty Congress from 2006 through 2008 and achieved an important milestone for the congress by thoroughly revising the UH Hilo General Education program. She was also the person to present the general education proposal to the UH Council of Chief Academic Officers

She brings her accounting expertise to the deliberations of the Long Range Budget Planning Committee and has also served on the tenure and promotion review committee as well as many committees for the College of Business and Economics.

Leonard has done a lot to strengthen faculty governance and ensure that UH Hilo works together to make it the best university it can be.

The Chancellor’s Awards honor outstanding service by UH Hilo employees.

Select a recipient for more about that individual.

View 2005–2009 awardees.


Keiki Kawai‘ae‘a, headshot
Keiki Kawai‘ae‘a
Excellence and Innovation
Kirk Mikami, headshot
Kirk Mikami
Support Employee Award
Rebecca Ostertag, headshot
Rebecca Ostertag
Scholarly and/or Creative Activities
Lauri Sagle, headshot
Lauri Sagle
Excellence in Teaching
Kolby Santiago, headshot
Kolby Santiago
Professional Staff


Richard Crowe, headshot
Richard Crowe
Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
Sevki Erdogan, headshot
Sevki Erdogan
Excellence in Service Award
Iva Goldman, headshot
Iva Goldman
Improving Student Life
Amy Gregg, headshot
Amy Gregg
Excellence in Teaching
Janice Ho Chee, headshot
Janice Ho Chee
Building and Grounds Maintenance
Shawn Laatsch, headshot
Shawn Laatsch
Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation
Barbara Leonard, headshot
Barbara Leonard
Excellence in Service
Lorna Tsutsumi, headshot
Lorna Tsutsumi
Pulama ‘Ike Award