Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service to the University
Wilson Award Winner
David Y. Iha
David Y. Iha, retired secretary to the UH Board of Regents, has more than 40 years of service to the university.
During his career Iha also served as provost of Kauai Community College for 16 years and director of administrative services for 12 years. At Kauai, Iha saw the college through two of the state’s worst hurricanes, Iwa and Iniki, and as an advocate for international education he helped establish ongoing exchange programs with students from Okinawa.
He has received numerous honors including the State of Hawaii Governor’s Award for Employee of the Year and UH Manager of the Year.
Iha is also an active community volunteer and sits on the board of directors for the Hawaii Public Schools Foundation and Community Links of Hawaii.
A colleague shares, "David promoted not only the educational credibility of Kauai Community College and the University of Hawaii system, but also the spirit of goodwill and aloha for the state of Hawaii."
The Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service to the University recognizes exemplary service to the university by a UH employee. It was established by the Board of Regents in 1969 to honor the long-time UH employee and secretary to the board.
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David Y. Iha