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.
In 2011, Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou presented Gee with the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding professionals contributions to Taiwans tourism industry.
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.
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.
He joined the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in 2009.
UH Board of Regents Chair John Holzman said, What a pleasure it is to see Chuck named to the PATA Gallery of Legends.
Architecture and Travel Industry Management are both distinctive schools that play a crucial role in the state's economy and culture," UH Manoa Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Reed Dasenbrock said in a statement.