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The beginning of the 21st century

Kamehameha Schools is reorganized. A new Executive Management Team is formed. Hamilton I. McCubbin, Ph.D. KSB ’59 is hired as the Chief Executive Officer of Kamehameha Schools.

Nathan T.K. Aipa is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Wendell F. Brooks is Chief Investment Officer (CIO). IMUA, Spring 2000


Strategic Planning Enhancement Group (SPEG) is coordinated by JUDY LAYFIELD and CHARLENE HOE. They support  Proposal Development Teams (PDT) as follows:

  1. Resource Centers to be established locally and nationally in areas not receiving direct programs and services from Kamehameha Schools.
  2. Literacy Emphasis–create a support clearinghouse
  3. KS/Department of Education Alliance–DOE partnership in communities not served by Kamehameha School.
  4. Support and Incubate C\harter Schools
  5. Alliance for Distance Learning
  6. KS Career Options
  7. KS/DOE Special Needs Alliance
  8. KS/University of Hawai’i Alliance to Improve the Quality of Education for Hawaiian Communities
  9. Education and Stewardship Connection–courses and sound stewardship practices using the cultural and environmental resources on KS lands. IMUA, Spring 2001


Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS) is a new scholarship program encouraging Hawaiian parents to enroll their children in preschool. IMUA, September 2002

EXTENDING THE REACH. Phase II of the Strategic Implementation Plan mandates Kamehameha Schools to expand…to reach as many Hawaiians as possible.

May 2002
Kamehameha ends the ROTC/JROTC program at the school, bringing to a close 100 years of military tradition.

Kuniakea Athletic Complex design is revealed:

“This school has been my home for the past 50 years, and I’ve just loved it.” —Luryier “Pop” Diamond, KS official photographer from 1953 to 1983, and photo archivist from 1983 to 2011, is honored:

  • Images of Aloha photography by Luryier “Pop” Diamond is published.
  • 50 years of service to the schools is celebrated.
  • Luryier “Pop” Diamond photography scholarship fund is announced.
  • Diamond awarded the Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Medal in 1996.

Hui Panala‘au survivors are honored at exhibits at Bishop Museum and Midkiff Learning Center. Attending are: Kenneth Bell KSB 1935, James Carroll KSB 1936. From the Class of 1937 are Arthur Harris, George Kahanu, and Samuel Kalama.