|HPU President Chatt G. Wright announced the election
of two community leaders to the HPU Board of Trustees: Violet
Loo, wife the late Paul Loo, a founding trustee, and Eric K.
Yeaman, vice president, treasurer, and CFO for Hawaiian Electric
Industries, Inc. (HEI).
The Loo family has long supported HPU, Wright said, literally
from the beginning when Paul Loo joined together with other Honolulu
community leaders to create Hawai‘i Pacific College in
I’m looking forward very much to participating in the growth
of HPU,” said Mrs. Loo. “Paul was a strong believer
that HPU had an important role to play in this community. He
believed in HPU’s academic programs because of their integration
with the community and the large number of qualified professionals
who teach courses, especially in business. It’s such a
wonderful way of approaching education.”
Over the years, Vi and Paul have played a vital role in our campus
community,” said Wright. “Their generosity is seen
in many places on our campuses, including the Paul and Vi Shaw
Loo Scholarship, the Paul C.T. Loo Distinguished Alumni Awards,
and the Paul and Vi Loo Theatre. The Board Chairman, William
Aull, and the Board of Trustees can think of no one who can carry
on Paul’s legacy the way Vi will.”
Mrs. Loo is chairman of the board of The Contemporary Museum
and also serves on the not-for-profit board for the Institute
for Human Services. She previously served on the Board of Governors
of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. Together with her
late husband Paul, the Association of Fundraising Professionals
recently named her the 2007 Outstanding Philanthropist.
Yeaman said he was “delighted to become a member of HPU’s
governing board. It is a privilege to be part of HPU’s
efforts in educating global citizens.”
Currently, Yeaman serves on the not-for-profit boards of Queen’s
Health Systems, Queen’s Medical Center, Queen Emma Land
Company, The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i
Community Foundation, Enterprise Honolulu, and the Asia-Pacific
Center for Security Studies Foundation. He also serves on the
boards of several taxable subsidiaries of Kamehameha Schools.
Prior to joining HEI, Yeaman served as CFO at Kamehameha Schools
and senior manager at Arthur Andersen LLP. Born and raised in
Kona, Yeaman graduated from Konawaena High School and earned
a BSBA in accounting from UH-Manoa.
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