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UH community, state lawmakers to discuss the cost of public higher ed

University of Hawaiʻi
Jodi Leong, (808) 956-9437
Director of Communications , External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Oct 31, 2013

When:  Friday, November 1, 2013

               8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where:  Imin Conference Center, East West Center

               1777 East West Road

               Across from Kennedy Theatre @ UH Manoa

The University of Hawai’i Board of Regents is sponsoring a forum on the cost of public higher education at the UH and other public universities during a time when state funding is declining across the country.

Panelists, guest speakers and invited participants will discuss what drives the cost of education, how productive UH campuses are comparatively, how colleges can be more cost effective, and how the UH can better meet the needs of the community.

In addition, UH System Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Linda Johnsrud will discuss the “new normal” in funding for higher education, what it means for the UH, and how the university might be more innovative in its effort to graduate more students.

Invited participants include: members of the UH Board of Regents, former regents, state lawmakers, the UH and business communities.

Guest speakers include: UH Interim President David Lassner; Dennis Jones, President, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems; and Jane Wellman, former Executive Director, National Association of System Heads and Founding Director, Delta Cost Project.

 Agenda attached.