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Culinary Institute of the Pacific Advances with $1.1M in New Gifts
July 11, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Erika Lacro, Cohort II

From University of Hawai‘i News:

With generous support from King’s Hawaiian and foundations in Hawaiʻi, the UH Foundation has raised $1.1 million this fiscal year to support the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head (CIP).

A significant gift from King’s Hawaiian will provide funding for an executive director to lead the CIP’s programs in advanced culinary arts education. Recruitment for this position is anticipated to begin later this year.

“The generous gift from King’s Hawaiian will help us recruit and equip a stellar leader to propel the CIP at Diamond Head’s dynamic programming, enabling us to compete as a world-class culinary educational institute,” said Erika Lacro, University of Hawaiʻi vice president for community colleges. “We look forward to welcoming a culinary leader who thrives on innovation and collaboration, and is committed to sustainability and leading with aloha.”

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