The University of Hawaii Board of Regents approved a package that names four University of Hawaii programs or facilities in honor of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye.
At the Manoa campus, this building will be The Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE). Sen. Inouye was a staunch advocate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and basic research.
At UH Hilo, this will be The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. One of Sen. Inouye’s passions was improving healthcare in Hawaii, particularly in rural populations.
In 2000, Senator Inouye began his quest to create something important on the Big Island. His vision was the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
The college opened in 2007 and has been ranked in the top five new schools of pharmacy in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.
At the UH Maui College, this will be called The Daniel K. Inouye Allied Health Center.
Sen. Inouye was a champion for nursing, allied health, and the well-being of Hawaii residents. His commitment to the neighbor islands and particularly to Maui, the home of his mother, continued for years.
At Kauai Community College, this will be The Daniel K. Inouye Electronics Technology Building.
Sen. Inouye was instrumental in helping the college establish a strong relationship between its electronics program and the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF). He worked with Kauai CC to secure equipment donations from Boeing for an optics lab. He was also a steadfast supporter of the college’s movement toward stronger STEM programs. The building houses the Electronics program, the Cisco Networking Academy, Optics Lab and Kauai CC's Hawaii Space Flight Lab.