Posted on | January 21, 2011 | Comments Off
The Board of Regents extended President M.R.C. Greenwood’s appointment for an additional three years, to run through July 31, 2015.
Board of Regents Chair Howard Karr noted that Greenwood has steered the UH System during a time of drastic budget cuts, while moving forward on critical projects, ranging from major research initiatives such as the UH Cancer Center and the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope to securing a bright future for the university’s athletic teams in the Mountain West and Big West Conferences.
Further, regents praised Greenwood’s proactive role of convening the first Hawaiʻi Higher Education Summit last fall, and this month’s highly successful symposium on innovation. Co-sponsored by the UH and the National Academies, last week’s symposium produced a proposed action plan to improve Hawaiʻi’s economy. The regents also singled out Greenwood’s ongoing contributions as an active member of the host committee for the important 2011 APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting in Hawaiʻi later this year.
“We believe Dr. Greenwood has demonstrated her effectiveness and her commitment to UH. The regents are confident that the university and the State of Hawaiʻi will benefit from her continued leadership,” says Karr.