Peggy Hong selected for University of Hawaiʻi's 2010 Willard Wilson Award

University of Hawaiʻi
Kymber-Lee S. Char, (808) 956-9437
Public Information Officer, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Jun 18, 2010

Peggy Hong
Peggy Hong
HONOLULU – Peggy Hong, director of human resources at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service to the University. The award is named in honor of the long-time University of Hawaiʻi administrator and secretary to the Board of Regents, Willard Wilson, who set a standard for exemplary service to the university during his 40-year career.
Hong has had a long, illustrious career in human resources. She has been with the University of Hawai‘i for 28 years beginning as a personnel officer in the System Office of Human Resources. She has served as the director of human resources for the community colleges and UH System. Hong implemented the UH Mānoa human resources office where she has been its director since 2005. Under her leadership, the department grew from a one-person office to its current capacity where it provides extensive resources, support and training.
She is a respected leader at the University of Hawai‘i and continues to be called upon to share her knowledge, insight and passion with the Mānoa campus as well as the university system and other organizations. Many of the programs Hong developed and the policies and procedures she established continue to be utilized systemwide.
Her colleagues note that she is always willing to invest her personal time and energy to mentor those who will become the new generation of leaders. In nominating her for the award, they concur that “the quality of her service is unquestionable, and she has consistently been a proven innovative leader year after year. Her selfless dedication and passion for the university and its people is admirable and a model for others.”
UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw says that Hong is “one of UH’s gems. We always know we can depend on her – both in generating solutions to even the most complex situations and readily stepping forward to help at any time. Her integrity, spirit and dedication are true assets for our university.”
Hong will be recognized for her achievements along with other UH award recipients at the annual Convocation ceremony in the fall at the UH Mānoa campus. The ceremony is open to the public at no charge, and no reservations are needed. For more information, visit