Hawai’i’s 1862 Land-Grant Institution: University of Hawai’i at Manoa (Honolulu)
In 1907, the Hawai’i Territorial Legislature established the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Honolulu. It was renamed the College of Hawai’i in 1912, and then in 1920 it was renamed again as the University of Hawai’i in 1920. In 1931 the Territorial Normal and Training School was absorbed into the University of Hawai’i and became its College of Education. The University of Hawai’i at Manoa serves as the flagship institution for the larger University of Hawai’i system.
President: David Lassner is the president of the University of Hawai’i System and is currently serving as interim chancellor of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. All of President Lassner’s degrees are from land-grant institutions, including undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a doctorate from the University of Hawaiʻi.