He also served as historian for PATA, co-editor of two editions of the history of PATA.As an academic scholar his textbooks are widely adopted by colleges and universities and recognized as seminal works in resort and hotel management in national, regional and international contexts.His reputation as an international expert has extended beyond education and training and includes participation in the development of secondary destinations in the PATA region beginning with Chiang Mai, Thailand and more recent work in Taiwan.Chuck Gees continuous efforts have consistently received recognition by governments and organizations and his many prestigious awards including two honorary academic doctorates, serve as a testament to his noteworthy achievements and to the strong foundations he established during his tenure as TIM Dean and the years thereafter.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).
His many accomplishments are documented in Whos Who in America, Whos Who in American Education, and Whos Who in the World. Gees contributions have extended beyond the Pacific Asia region and the Americas.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.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 2011, Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou presented Gee with the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding professionals contributions to Taiwans tourism industry.