The legislative session is in the home stretch. They have now moved into conference committee meetings. We will gain a better idea of how the budget will shape up over the next two weeks as the session is scheduled to come to a close on May 5. We are anticipating and preparing for a reduction and the impact that reduction will have on the university.
I’d like to commend our faculty, staff and administrators who are dealing with the harsh realities of this budget situation every day. They continue to do all they can to make sure our students’ needs are met despite these challenges, and it will take everyone working together to move the university forward.
As I’ve said before, we welcome any and all support from the UH community and everyone who believes that higher education is a critical investment in our future to help us survive these very difficult times.
University and campus news
- Construction projects advancing
- APEC 2011 planning continues
- Latest Malamalama out
- Major childhood obesity grant
- Grad is 2011 Rolex Scholar
- Counseling psychology accredited
- Students head to national competition
- Wo Foundation funds new West Oahu program
- Campuses set to save energy
UH West Oahu News
Free enterprise students head to national competition
For the second straight year, a team of students from UH West Oahu won the Students in Free Enterprise regional competition held in March.
The team, comprised of business and finance students, competed against other area colleges before being selected as the 2011 Hawaii Regional Champions, and will head to Minneapolis, Minn., to compete at the national competition on May 10–12. The West Oahu team’s projects focus on empowering the local community with business knowledge to improve quality of life.
SIFE is a worldwide organization that brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.