The UH System

Who We Are

UH West O‘ahu Chancellor’s Award

West O‘ahu Chancellor’s Award Winner


James Amihara headshot

2010
James Amihara

Information Technology Specialist James Amihara has served as the backbone of the information technology department at UH West O‘ahu since joining the campus in 1994. His comprehensive understanding of a vast array of technological tools and his willingness to try alternate problem-solving methods make him an asset to the university.

“James is far more than the leader of our information technology team,” says Gene Awakuni, UH West O‘ahu chancellor. “He always looks for the most efficient, sustainable and inexpensive ways to improve our campus network and infrastructure." He mentors many staff members on advanced software.

Amihara’s high level of integrity and unwavering dedication are demonstrated in his excellent attention to detail and outstanding attendance. He develops effective troubleshooting tactics for all machines and updates the West O‘ahu website and other vital computer applications efficiently and always with a positive attitude. The entire West O‘ahu ‘ohana appreciates his pleasant demeanor and professionalism.

He participates in team-building activities, including the annual UH United Way softball tournament and is volunteer videographer at all UH West O‘ahu commencement ceremonies.

“As we prepare the transition to our new campus, it is good to know that James will be there to ensure our network communications system doesn’t skip a beat,” says Awakuni.

The UH West O‘ahu Chancellor’s Award recognizes a civil service or administrative, professional and technical employee for outstanding demonstrated work performance, service, leadership and/or fostering of excellence in higher education.

Select a recipient for more about that individual.

Terri Ota Terri Ota
2009