As an interim step, HPU President
Chatt Wright and the Board of Trustees have renamed the current
HPU theater the Paul and Vi Loo Theatre to recognize their
generosity. The theater has been renovated and will open in
time for the start of the 2006-07 theatrical season with The
Lion in Winter, Nov. 10.
More than 40 years ago, Paul C.T. Loo joined three other prominent
and public-spirited citizens (Eureka Forbes, Elizabeth W. Kellerman,
and the Rev. Edmond Walker) in applying for a charter of incorporation
for a not-for-profit corporation to be called Hawai‘i Pacific
College. The state of Hawai‘i granted the charter Sept.
Today, Loo is HPU’s only surviving founder, and he currently
serves as a member of HPU’s Board of Trustees. He is also
the founder of HPU’s annual Paul C.T. Loo Distinguished
Alumni Awards Banquet and a recipient of HPU’s Fellow of
the Pacific Award, the University’s highest honor, in 2001.