He also established the Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) program at the School of Travel Industry Management, the first significant program for the development of executives in travel and tourism.Since 1979, EDIT has given rise to successive generations of new leaders involved in the regional growth of the industry.Gee has received numerous awards, including the Award of Excellence for Tourism Education from the National Tourism Administration of the Peoples Republic of China, Pacific Asia Travel Associations Presidential Award and Grand Award for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Academy of Tourism Organizations NOAH Award and Travel Industry Associations America Hall of Leaders Award.
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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.
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).
UH Regent Chuck Gee was named to the PATA Gallery of Legends at the PATA Conference in China.