President outlines trio of initiatives for UH

February 8th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Campus News

MRC Greenwood at the Hawaii Legislature

In a historic address Feb. 3, University of Hawaiʻi President M.R.C. Greenwood outlined three initiatives that focus on creating 21st century university that addresses the state’s educational and economic needs.

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The first UH president to address a joint session of the Hawaiʻi Legislature, Greenwood noted that a strong economic future depends on an educated citizenry. She pledged to increase the number of college graduates by 25 percent by the year 2015 by increasing access to higher education and ensuring success of students.

Greenwood said she will form a group of experts to advise her on how the university can increase externally funded research and training to create jobs and boost spin–off businesses that support the state’s economy.

Finally, the university will push to invest in its infrastructure, which will enhance its reputation for excellence, ability to build the state’s capacity and increase federal overhead revenues.


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