Community and International Outreach
In the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to share the university’s goals and objectives and some of the good things that we’ve been working on with a number of community groups and business organizations, including the Hawaii Economic Association, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and the Organization of Women Leaders.
I also participated in the East-West Center’s very successful 50th Anniversary International Conference where I was a panel presenter and part of a great discussion on the challenges and opportunities in higher education with a global perspective. It was a wonderful conference, and I extend my congratulations to the East-West Center for putting it together and on celebrating its 50th anniversary.
I also recently traveled to Japan, where I was invited to speak at a symposium of the National Women’s Education Center of Japan focused on advancing women scientists in Japan. I had the opportunity to meet with our ambassador to Japan and with officials from the Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology. These opportunities help us lay the groundwork for strategic alliances with Japan, and I look forward to more discussions on collaborative efforts.
Campus news from my July report
- 2011 APEC Hawaii Host Committee Update
- Funds for West Oahu and Hawaii CC
- Construction Procurement Advisory Committee
- Kudos to UH administrators
- Hilo telescope captures first images
- National honors for Manoa faculty and staff
- Senator Inouye recognizes UH West Oahu
- Ocean exploration with the Hokulea
- Respiratory therapy students lobby
- New environmental challenges course
- Pumping energy into Maui campus
UH System News
Clockwise from top left: Amemiya, Johnsrud, Rota, Murata
Kudos to UH administrators
Congratulations to the following UH administrators:
Keith Amemiya, interim executive administrator and secretary to the Board of Regents, is a 2010 National Federation of State High School Associations Citation recipient. Keith is recognized for his accomplishments during 10 years as executive director of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.
Linda K. Johnsrud, UH System vice president for academic planning and policy, has been elected chair of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. Linda has been a WASC commissioner since 2007.
Mike Rota, chancellor of Honolulu Community College, has been elected chair of WASC’s Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. He has been on the commission since 2004, most recently as vice chair.
Susan Murata of Kapiolani Community College is a new Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges commissioner in a faculty member position. Head librarian at Kapiolani since 2001, Susan has more than 20 years of service within the UH System.
All three began their terms July 1.