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Finalists for University of Hawaii president to visit UH campuses for meetings and public forums, May 6-15

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Apr 29, 2009

HONOLULU — Finalists for the position of president of the University of Hawaiʻi System will be visiting UH campuses statewide from May 6-15, participating in meetings with various constituency groups and speaking at public forums on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Maui and the Island of Hawaiʻi. The names of the candidates will be announced shortly. Following these visits, the UH Advisory Presidential Selection Committee will recommend candidates to the UH Board of Regents.

During the three-day visit, candidates will meet with UH campus chancellors; UH System administrators; UH Alumni Association, UH Foundation and Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH) representatives; faculty, staff and student groups; and community leaders. A schedule of these meetings will be available online at www.hawaii.edu/president.

Candidates will also participate in an open forum on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Maui and the Island of Hawaiʻi. The Oʻahu forums will be followed by a public reception. The forums and receptions are open to the public and will offer the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and learn more about their background and experience.

The schedule for the open forums is as follows:

Candidate #1
Oʻahu: Wednesday, May 6, 4:30-6 p.m., Spalding Hall, Room 155, UH Mānoa (public reception to follow, 6-7:30 p.m.)
Kauaʻi: Thursday, May 7, 8:30-10 a.m., Campus Center Cafeteria, Kauaʻi Community College
Maui: Thursday, May 7, 2:30-4 p.m., Pilina Student Lounge, Maui Community College
Island of Hawaiʻi: Friday, May 8, 9:30-11 a.m., Hale Kehau Dining Room, UH Hilo

Candidate #2
Oʻahu: Monday, May 11, 4:30-6 p.m., Architecture Auditorium, Room 205, UH Mānoa (public reception to follow, 6-7:30 p.m.)
Kauaʻi: Tuesday, May 12, 8:30-10 a.m., Campus Center Cafeteria, Kauaʻi Community College
Maui: Tuesday, May 12, 2:30-4 p.m., Pilina Multipurpose Room, Maui Community College
Island of Hawaiʻi: Wednesday, May 13, 9:30-11 a.m., Hale Kehau Dining Room, UH Hilo

Candidate #3
Oʻahu: Wednesday, May 13, 4:30-6 p.m., Architecture Auditorium, Room 205, UH Mānoa (public reception to follow, 6-7:30 p.m.)
Kauaʻi: Thursday, May 14, 8:30-10 a.m., Campus Center Cafeteria, Kauaʻi Community College
Maui: Thursday, May 14, 2:30-4 p.m., Pilina Multipurpose Room, Maui Community College
Island of Hawaiʻi: Friday, May 15, 9:30-11 a.m., Hale Kehau Dining Room, UH Hilo

The open forum on Oʻahu will be streamed live on the web and will also be available for later viewing at www.hawaii.edu/president. Free parking for the open forum at the UH Mānoa campus will be available in the Bachman/Sinclair visitor parking lot off of University Avenue. Visitors should inform parking attendants that they are attending the open forum.

An online survey will be available for those who would like to provide feedback on the candidates. People are encouraged to complete the online survey as soon as possible following meetings with the candidates. The deadline to submit feedback is close of business Monday, May 18. Survey responses will be compiled and provided to the UH Advisory Presidential Selection Committee to assist in making their recommendations to the UH Board of Regents. The survey will be available at www.hawaii.edu/president.

For more information about the UH presidential search, visit www.hawaii.edu/president.


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI
Established in 1907 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaiʻi is the state‘s sole public system of higher education. The UH System provides an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and community programs on 10 campuses and through educational, training, and research centers across the state. UH enrolls more than 50,000 students from Hawaiʻi, the U.S. mainland, and around the world. For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/president