Faculty, staff, and administrators from both campuses were invited to share their insights, concerns, and vision of the future for Hawai‘i Island’s students.
Chun will oversee relevant UH programs to ensure recognition of Maunakea’s natural, cultural, educational and scientific resources and will report directly to UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin.
The traditional Kīpaepae Ho‘onoho (welcoming ceremony) was held on the UH Hilo campus this morning for Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin. A Kīpaepae Ho‘oku‘u (releasing ceremony) was also performed for Marcia Sakai, who served as interim chancellor since 2017.
Noted accomplishments for the year: the university launched a new certificate in data science, established a new aeronautical sciences degree program, and the doctor of nursing practice program was granted permanent status.
UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai hosted a celebratory event May 3 to recognize this year’s retirees and longtime employees’ service milestones.
The community college is planning a major renovation of the center, adding 5,000 square feet of space to create a multi-purpose lab and offer new classes.
A delegation from UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College visited The Evergreen State College in Washington state to talk about modeling an indigenous arts program after Evergreen’s Indigenous Arts Campus and Native Programs curriculum.
Distance learning provides access to students who are constrained by diverse factors that prevent their participation as on-campus students. DL also provides faculty access to teach from a distant location.
The inaugural event was planned by women students in the sciences, and the discussions were led by accomplished women scientists, administrators and staff who know a thing or two about the challenges women face in advancing their STEM careers.