President’s March Highlights And Updates

University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner made his report to the Board of Regents at their meeting on March 23, 2017.

Highlights include:

  • The view from Washington D.C. on higher education: four points (video)
  • 1. Immigration issues for students and employees (video)
    2. Potential federal budget cuts to eduction and research (video)
    3. Tax reform for non-profits, endowments and benefits (video)
    4. Observations from a Washington D.C. “watcher” (video)

  • Protecting UH students and programs (video)
  • UH nominees for the Governor’s Awards for Distinguished State Service (video)
    Employee of the Year nominee: Luke Flynn, director for Hawaiʻi Space Flight Laboratory, UH Mānoa (video)
    Team of the Year nominee: UH Hilo maintenance crew (video)
    Manager of the Year nominee: Matt Platz, vice chancellor for academic affairs, UH Hilo (video)

View previous reports to the board.

three people with a certificate

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Matthew Platz, center.

four people with a certificate

Vice Chancellor Marcia Sakai and Chancellor Don Straney accept the award on behalf of the UH Hilo maintenance crew.

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