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Ferd Lewis: Former University of Hawaii president Fujio Matsuda helped usher in new era for athletics

  • STAR-ADVERTISER FILE / 1984
                                Fujio Matsuda served as University of Hawaii president from 1979 to 1984 and was the first Asian-American president of a major university in the country.

    STAR-ADVERTISER FILE / 1984

    Fujio Matsuda served as University of Hawaii president from 1979 to 1984 and was the first Asian-American president of a major university in the country.

After being a student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a small, private engineering-based NAIA school in Terre Haute, Ind., Fujio “Fudge” Matsuda said he had a “naive, very idealistic view of college sports.” Read more

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