He was subsequently elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Hospitality Research in recognition of his consistent and outstanding contributions in the field of hospitality research.
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.
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.
UH Board of Regents Chair John Holzman said, What a pleasure it is to see Chuck named to the PATA Gallery of Legends.
Chuck just keeps bringing honor to our community as a UH leader, donor, regent, and now as a pillar of his profession and our most important 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.
The State of Hawaii honored him as State Manager of the Year in 1995 and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1999 named him one of the 100 people who made a difference for the State of Hawaii during the 20th Century.