He provided the leadership to the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) of the University of Hawaii as its longest serving dean, successfully fulfilling the goals and the visions of the schools founders. Since his retirement, the School of TIM has continued to elevate tourism management as a professional field and provided guidance and assistance to many other institutions in the Pacific Asia region and the Middle East.
During his tenure as TIM dean, he served on Hawaii State and U. national boards including three terms on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board of the U. Within PATA, his efforts resulted in the establishment of the Education Authority, forerunner of todays PATA Education Council, the creation of the PATA Foundation to support PATA objectives in culture, education, and the environment.
University of Hawaii Regent Chuck Yim Gee has been named to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gallery of Legends for his lifetime achievement in establishing an important human legacy for the worldwide travel industry through education, training, and research.
PATA bestowed this extraordinary honor on Gee at its 63rd Annual General Assembly in Zhuhai, China on May 18, 2014.
"When these searches are completed by the end of the academic year, academic units at Mānoa will have strong permanent leadership across the board." Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business, will chair the search committee for the architecture position, while College of Education Dean Donald Young will chair the TIM school search.
The two committees will recommend finalists to Dasenbrock and UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple. Gees most outstanding contributions have been in the development of human resources through education and training that have enabled the industry to respond to challenges and adapt to changes throughout the past decades.
He was active in the establishment of a network for education and training institutions including work with the World Tourism Organization (WTO).
As co-author of the WTO Declaration of the Universal Right to Travel, the Macau Declaration on Tourism and Training, and the Declaration of Male on Sustainable Tourism and the Environment, he has advanced both PATA and WTO objectives in supporting travel as a fundamental freedom, human resource development, and sustainable development.
We couldnt be prouder of Chuck being recognized as a Legend alongside other absolute giants of tourism.In case you want to write, 50 - 60% of the current faculty may NOT know about the history of TIM School or TIM Night when they are hired to join UH TIM School. like selling July 4th to someone in power to terminate Independent Day that know nothing about American history).