.Front Page


.Student Life


.Science & Environment

.Arts & Entertainment




.Outdoor Living

.People & Places

.Women's Life

.Military Matters





.About Us




by Kalamalama staff
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 1965.
“ 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.


Kalamalama, the HPU Student Newspaper. All rights reserved.

Web site designed by Robin Hansson.and maintained by Angela Sorace

Web Counter

Untitled Document