As a Peace Corps volunteer, I was trained at Pennsylvania State College during the Spring of 1962. I served four years as a volunteer, volunteer leader, and Regional Director in the Mindanao and Sulu Provinces of the Republic of the Philippines, as well as a Washington Desk Officer. I was appointed in October 1967 by University of Hawaii President Thomas Hamilton to direct Peace Corps Training activities then underway on the Islands of Hawaii, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai. I held that position until mid-1972, when I was appointed associate Dean of the MÄnoa College of Arts and Sciences.
The role of the University of Hawaii in the selection and training of Peace Corps volunteers, as well as in briefing and indoctrination of newly appointed Peace Corps staff members who visited Hawaii Training sites enroute to their assigned posts was critically important to the success of thousands of PCVs and staff throughout East Asia and the Pacific.
Group IV Philippines, 1962-64