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May 2010

Trip to Washington, D.C.

I spent a week in Washington, D.C., earlier this month meeting and connecting with a number of different university constituencies.

The East-West Center is celebrating its golden anniversary this year, marking 50 years of success in promoting better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia and the Pacific. I had the opportunity to attend its 50th Anniversary Celebration, and I met and spoke with a number of East-West Center and UH alumni at a special event with the UH Alumni Association. It was a great experience to hear from these alumni about their affinity for the university and their ideas for how we can continue to engage them.

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Campus news from my May report


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UH Hilo News

Rose Tseng welcomes Donald Straney

New Hilo Chancellor Named

The search for a new chancellor for the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo to succeed Rose Tseng, who will be stepping down, concluded with the appointment of Donald Straney, dean of the College of Science and professor of biology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He will begin his term as chancellor on July 1.

The UH Hilo Chancellor Search Advisory Committee began the search process last fall, which eventually led to the selection of five candidates that visited the UH Hilo campus in late April for meetings and public forums with various constituent groups.

Straney was recognized for his wealth of experience and impressive qualifications that will enable him to build on the legacy established by Tseng.

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