History of the school of travel industry management



The TIM School rejoins with the Shidler College of Business and is accredited by the AACSB through 2025


TIM School re-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) through 2020


TIM School Dean Emeritus and UH Board of Regent Chuck Yim Gee inducted into the PATA Gallery of Legends

TIM International, Inc alumni association established the Elena L.H. Tom Scholarship Endowment Fund for her years of service as the TIM School’s secretary


Thomas Bingham appointed Interim Dean of the TIM School


Re-dedication ceremony of the Leong Hop & Bernice C. Loui Computer Lab

TIMI established the TIM International Endowment Scholarship Fund at the TIM School


Re-dedication ceremony for the Sunset Reference Center in honor of the late Ambassador L.W. “Bill” Lane, Jr.


Dr. Juanita Liu appointed Interim Dean of the TIM School

TIM School re-accredited by ACPHA through 2015


An industry-wide “Painting Bee” held to revamp the interior of George Hall

TIM School celebrated its 40th anniversary


Chuck Yim Gee Technology Learning Center opened

Leong Hop & Bernice C. Loui moved to the 1st floor in the newly renovated computer lab in George Hall

Bachelor of Science degree is given permanent status by UHM Board of Regents

Dr. Walter Jamieson appointed Dean of the TIM School


E-TIM online distance education program launched


Dr. Pauline Sheldon appointed Interim Dean of the TIM School

TIM School re-accredited by ACPHA through 2008


Establishment of the Ambassador L. W. “Bill” Lane, Jr. and Mrs. Jean Lane Lectureship in Sustainable Tourism and the Environment

1st Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism event


MPS in TIM became a Master of Science degree program


UHM Board of Regents granted MPS in TIM permanent status


TIM School granted autonomous status by the UHM Board of Regents

Bachelor of Science in TIM offered to students

World Tourism Organization (WTO) designated the TIM School as an International Tourism Education and Training Center

TIM School accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) under the Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE)


Center for Tourism Policy Studies established to address tourism development issues in Hawaiʻi and the Asia-Pacific region

TIM Pacific Transportation Student Association (PTSA) established as part of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and Delta Nu Alpha Transportation fraternity (DNA)


Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Travel Industry Management graduate program launched

George Hall received the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation Preservation Award


Leong Hop & Bernice C. Loui Computer Lab opened


TIM School moved into its permanent home in George Hall, which was renovated with funds from the travel industry

Hawaiʻi International Hotel Institute (HIHI), a 6-week summer program for mid-level travel industry managers, was established through an endowment from Beatrice W. Parrent


PATA Hawaiʻi satellite chapter, a student organization, formed at the TIM School

Ad hoc TIM research unit established by resolution and funding from the Hawaiʻi State Legislature


Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) student chapter established


The Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) is established as a 6-week program conducted annually for senior managers in the travel industry

Sponsored jointly by PATA and the TIM School


Ambassador William L.W. “Bill” Lane, Jr., publisher of Sunset Magazine, provides funding to initiate the establishment of the Sunset Reference Center

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD), the international hospitality management honor society established


Associate Dean Chuck Gee appointed Dean of the TIM School


Dr. David Bess appointed Interim Dean of the TIM School


Paul Broten appointed Dean of the TIM School


TIM School moved to “B” tower of Business Administration building


TIM Alumni, predecessor of TIM International, Inc. (TIMI), chartered as an independent non-profit corporation


TIM School relocated to Lower Campus Road portables


Dr. Edward M. Barnet became the first dean of the TIM School

TIM Club, predecessor of Travel Industry Management Students’ Association (TIMSA), formed

TIM Night initiated by Visiting Professor Chuck Gee from the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources.


First class of graduates with Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Hotel Management & Tourism degrees

Hotel Management & Tourism program granted “School” status as the ” School of Travel Industry Management (TIM)”


Dr. Edward M. Barnet appointed Associate Dean of CBA and director of the Hotel Management & Tourism program


John Bridges, former Director General of the British Travel & Holidays Association appointed head of the Department of Hotel Management & Tourism at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Business Administration (CBA)


Governor of Hawaiʻi, William F. Quinn, who also was President of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) successfully lobbied PATA to select Hawaiʻi as the site of the first hotel management degree program at its 9th Annual Conference