Joint presentation by UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin and Hawaiʻi CC Interim Chancellor Susan Kazama to UH Board of Regents

The chancellors updated the board on enrollment, the way the two campuses share resources, and how the two campuses serve Hawaiʻi Island.

Susan Kazama pictured.
Susan Kazama
Bonnie Irwin pictured
Bonnie Irwin

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin and Hawaiʻi Community College Interim Chancellor Susan Kazama gave a joint presentation to the UH Board of Regents on Feb. 16 at the UH Hilo campus.

The chancellors updated the board on enrollment, the way the two campuses share resources, and how the two campuses serve Hawaiʻi Island.

Here is their PowerPoint presentation:

Title Page University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College Serving Hawaiʻi Island UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin HawCC Interim Chancellor Susan Kazama February 16, 2024 UH Board of Regents Meeting UH Hilo

This slide includes County and State data about populations, ages and income.

Graphic showing college-Going Rate. Highest is in Hilo region, lowest in Puna.

This slide shows where UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi CC have their campuses and outreach centers on Hawaiʻi Island. UH Hilo: Hilo Campus Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center, Keaukaha Agricultural Farm Laboratory, Panaʻewa Hawaiʻi Community College: Hilo Campus Pālamanui, West Hawaiʻi North Hawaiʻi Kō Education Center, Honokaʻa Agricultural Farm Laboratory, Panaʻewa.

This slide shows demographics and numbers served by UH Hilo (2781) and HawCC (2260). Most are from Hawaii Island. About half are first generation.

This slide shows numbers of Native Hawaiians and Filipino students at each school. About 30% Native Hawaiian and 30% Filipino respectively.

This slide shows Who We Serve: 5,000 Enrolled From All Regions. Most are from Hawaiʻi Island.

This slide shows how the two campuses work together on articulations and shared spaces and services. Two photos show covered area and librarian among book stacks.

This slide shows all the various programs that share kuleana: trainings, courses, protocols, events like Earth Day. Two photos show string games and protocol committee.

This slide shows how the two campuses serve and help each other for student success. UH Hilo has data dashboards and planning efforts, both campuses have student shops for food and items, and both have scholarships. Two photos show commencement at each school.

This slide shows How We Serve: Workforce Development. UH Hilo has programs in Data Science, Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pre-Engineering. Hawaiʻi Community College has trade programs, ESL program and security guard training. Two photos showing UH Hilo pharmacy student and a HawaiʻiCC engineering student.

This slide highlights HawCC student Eden Ledward. Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, 2021 graduate. Hawaiʻi Community College, carpentry major, 2022-2024. UH Mānoa School of Engineering, accepted for fall 2024. Interests: Farming, fishing, water polo, paddling. Mantra: Don’t give up, persevere and follow your dreams.

This slide shows Research and Community Engagement of the two schools throughout Hawaiʻi Island. The color coding shows many many places where both are happening, al the coasts, mountains, towns, the two mauna, the cities of Hilo and Kona, research and community engagement is happening all over the island.

This slide features UH Hilo student Taylor Uʻilani Barongan. Connections Public Charter School, Hilo, 2020 graduate. UH Hilo, biology major, 2020-2024. Research assistant, UH Hilo pharmacy lab. Editor-in-chief, student paper and student literary magazine. Peer mentor. Internship (Local Community Engagement): USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Hilo. Internship (Nashville, TN): Hinton Lab, Vanderbilt University. Student exchange on scholarship, University of Stirling, Scotland: ecology, cellular biology, film analysis. Published book on Scotland’s flora and fauna: science, watercolors, poetry. Photo of Uʻi holding her book of poetry.

This is the last slide with Mahalo From all of us at UH Hilo and HawCC, with the seals from each school.


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