The university is moving forward with the formation of the College of Natural and Health Sciences, effective July 1, 2018.
Aloha UH Hilo ‘Ohana,
As you know, during the fall I held a series of meetings with faculty to hear ideas, concerns, and to answer questions. I found these discussions very valuable and thank so many of you who took the time to meet with me to express your thoughts and feelings on this important issue.
I then met with President David Lassner to discuss what I had learned. He agrees with and supports my recommendation to proceed with a phased reorganization plan. This will begin with the formation of the College of Natural and Health Sciences, effective July 1, 2018. I look forward to sharing more details with you as the process unfolds.
During this period of transition, I hope we can all continue to work together to move the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo forward with a focus on serving our students and community. While there are still some uncertainties on the road ahead, I remain fully committed to working collaboratively with you as interim chancellor.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication throughout the year. I wish you a safe, relaxing winter break and a joyous holiday season. And I look forward to seeing you next year!