President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney: We commit to increased engagement and active listening with the community.
University leadership looks forward to working with all stakeholders to address Gov. Ige’s Maunakea plan.
Stephanie Nagata, director of the Office of Maunakea Management, gave her presentation at the first of four scheduled community meetings.
UH Hilo is working closely with UH System leadership to address Gov. Ige’s requests.
UH President David Lassner says UH “can and must do better” in its management of the mountain.
It is important that we base comments and judgments on facts.
The issues being discussed are very important to us all and I encourage each of you to listen, learn, and share your opinion in a respectful way.
The UH Board of Regents heard testimony about the management of Maunakea and the Maunakea Science Reserve.
The informational day was called to share cultural connections, examples of strategies for action taken from traditional Hawaiian stories and history, and the current history of astronomy on the mountain.
While respect and aloha were shown, testimony occasionally included direct criticism and pointed challenges to the BOR and UH.