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May, 2005 Vol. 30 No. 2
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May January 2005

Partnerships Make a Difference You Can See and Hear

Interim President David McClain

How does a public university like the University of Hawaiʻi, with limited advertising and marketing dollars, manage to get the word out? Simply put, we rely on the support of organizations and businesses that recognize the significance the university plays in the community.

This year I am pleased that UH is benefiting from two new collaborations, one with Hawaiʻi Public Radio called Points of Contact and the other, "Hawaiʻi Stars from UH" in partnership with Hawaiʻi Stars and American Savings Bank.

Both forums allow the university to introduce the general public to the many fine programs and people within the UH System. Tune in to hear about the diversity that exists throughout our 10-campus system and how such programs contribute to the educational, economic and social well-being of our state. Scheduling information and audio clips of the radio program are at our newsroom; along with the university’s latest news releases.

We are fortunate to realize these benefits through mainstream communication channels that have widespread audience distribution. In the past, we have also been the beneficiary of multi-media partnerships with Honolulu TV stations KHNL/KFVE, KITV and PBS Hawaiʻi and KKEA radio that would normally be outside the scope of what a public entity like UH can afford.

I am grateful to the community organizations and business leaders who support our university system and who seek ways to assist us through win-win partnerships for our students and our state.

UH has a lot you can be proud of!

David McClain
Interim President


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