President Mortimer Accepts Senior Scholar Position At Prestigious Higher Education Policy Center

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: May 14, 2001

University of Hawaiʻi President Kenneth P. Mortimer will become a SeniorScholar at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)following his departure from UH at the end of June.

The Center's President, Dennis P. Jones, extended the invitation to Mortimer,recognizing his long history of interest and leadership in higher educationpolicy analysis and policymaking.

Jones noted that NCHEMS has received funding for a one-year planningperiod to begin developing components of programs that will "educatethe educators" - identifying and compiling a body of knowledge thatcan be of use to those planning to become higher education policy analystsor policy makers.

Jones called the project "intellectually intriguing," and indicatedthat Mortimer would be involved not only in the planning process, but alsoin following through on the longer term research and development agendaonce it is developed.

Mortimer came to UH with an international reputation as a scholar andconsultant in this field, and during his years at UH has continued to lecturein forums on the mainland and in Asia on the subjects of higher educationpolicy and the future of higher education.

"I look forward to the challenges of this new position," saidPresident Mortimer, "and to the opportunity to work with some veryexperienced policy analysts. I think it will be valuable to be able tobring my own experiences as a senior administrator to the discussion."

President and Mrs. Mortimer plan to reside in Bellingham, Washington,during the academic year 2001-2002, but will be spending a substantial amountof time at the NCHEMS campus in Boulder, Colorado.