The current request for public input is part of an informal consultation process that includes meetings with various stakeholder groups.
The UH Board of Regents welcomes three new members: Alapaki Nahale-a (Hawaiʻi County), Kelli K.K. Acopan (Student Regent), and Robert Frank Westerman (Kauaʻi County).
Bonnie Irwin will be recommended to replace Marcia Sakai, who has served as interim chancellor since 2017 when former chancellor Don Straney left the position to become the UH vice president for UH academic planning and policy.
To encourage more community college students to transfer, the four-year campuses and community colleges will hold UH Transfer Days Feb. 12–22.
The 16-member search advisory committee includes representation from UH Hilo faculty, students, staff, the Hanakahi Native Hawaiian council and community leaders.
Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai: We ask that you join us in making this campus a place where our differences are bound within a framework of respect and aloha.
Mr. Shinsato is co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups in India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States.
My role at this point in time is to be a steward of the process, and I embrace the responsibility—the kuleana—to create stability for our university community while we move forward together.