Mrs. Dawn Amano Ige, MBA ’86 visited campus today to get an update from Chaminade President Lynn Babington and then sat in on an American Government and Politics class to hear from students about their concerns and interests.
The discussion ranged from addressing sex trafficking in Hawaii to the empowerment of women. Students wanted to know how Hawaii’s First Lady can wield influence on decisions made by the Governor as well as long term solutions to the stigma affecting disadvantaged communities in Hawaii. She also responded to a student’s question of how a leader can be authentic by passionately talking about her upbringing in a working class family and how that has a large influence on who she is, her values and priorities.
She will be the keynote speaker at Chaminade’s upcoming commencement on Monday, May 13.