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RESOLUTION ON HIRING OF NEW UHM CHANCELLOR

Failed a vote of the Manoa Faculty Senate on October 19, 2011
23 in favor; 26 in opposition


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Resolution on the Hiring of a New UHM Chancellor

WHEREAS the University of Hawaii at Manoa is quite unique among American research universities, given its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with the access to Asia that this provides, given the extraordinary variety of natural resources and environmental gradients on both land and sea to which it has access, given its mandate to foster the local and Hawaiian communities, and given the extraordinary ethnic diversity of its student body and faculty; and

WHEREAS leaders cultivated in, and recruited from, the local academic and cultural environment of Hawaii might be expected to provide UHM with more long-term stability and consistency of vision; and

WHEREAS a number of professors with many years of experience at the University of Hawaii have also had the opportunity to serve in senior administrative positions;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Manoa Faculty Senate recommends that significant prior experience at UHM, and as a faculty member, particularly at UHM, be introduced into the advertisement for the open chancellor position as a "desirable qualification."