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Greg Chun

Greg Chun has been appointed as senior advisor to University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Marcia Sakai in overseeing the fulfillment of the responsibilities of the entire UH System on Greg Chun, Maunakea. Chun is a UH Mānoa faculty member whose work focuses on the intersection of land use, community engagement and culture. Chun also chairs the Maunakea Management Board.

“Greg is extraordinarily well qualified and prepared to help the entire university and state move forward,” said Lassner in making the appointment. “Greg’s new role will enable him to represent the university externally on all matters relating to Maunakea, including the many discussions of alternative models of management. At the same time, he will be able to assist the entire University of Hawaiʻi in continuing to advance what have become award-winning stewardship and management programs across all parts of the institution.”

Chun is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has formal training as a clinical psychologist. Now residing on Hawaiʻi Island, Chun has served at the senior executive level with both Kamehameha Schools and the Parker Ranch. He has experience with restoration of historic Hawaiian sites in West Hawaiʻi and Molokaʻi, in the development of educational and cultural programming as well as Hawaiian culture and values training, and providing leadership and organizational development.

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  1. Hi Greg:

    What are you willing to tell us about your intentions regarding the commercial tour operations up on Mauna Kea?

    For example, are there plans to limit THEIR access to the summit? Thousand of trips, annually, are made by their buses, racking up close to $10,000,000 in sales* (estimate based on average number of buses going up to the summit every night, average number of passengers per van, and current cost per person charged by the tour companies) for the tour company operators.

    Do we, the public, have to “FOIA” you and UH-H to get solid information?

    Please say, “no,” and be forthcoming and truthful in your sharing of information pertinent to these tour operations and any plans for how they are will be managed:

    e.g. appropriate “taxes” or “fees” to benefit other organizations such as those representing Hawaii’s cultural practitioners and people of Hawaiian ancestry.

    Thank you.

    *NOTE: When I worked up there, Rangers documented how many tour buses went up to the summit each night and how many passengers they were carrying. Hard copies were kept at the VIS. The actual numbers (and not estimates) and data is available, if you know where to look.

    PLEASE share with us! It would be nice for the public (and native Hawaiians) to know the large amounts of MONEY that PRIVATE companies are making on a mountain many see as being sacred.

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