Senate Chairman Tom Schroeder convened the meeting about 2 p.m., with Lukas, Dator, Uchida and Ramsey present. Hilgers arrived at 2:40 p.m. Bley-Vroman was absent (currently in Vietnam). Until about 3 p.m., the SEC had a wide ranging discussion of issues with the new VCR Gary Ostrander. Afterwards, the SEC continued without VCR Ostrander.
The SEC made 3 decisions.
The minutes for Jan. 10 were approved.
There was a frank and informative discussion of the Kakaako/JABSOM report. Ramsey offered some suggestions in favor of a separate campus, to considerable skepticism from the rest of the SEC and some very strong opposition from particular members. It was unanimously decided to request a copy of the recent JABSOM audit from the system (presidential) administration. It is noteworthy that the Manoa (chancellor) administration had not received a copy of the audit as of January 24, although (formally, at least) the Manoa Chancellor supervises JABSOM as part of the Manoa campus.
Chairman Schroeder reported by email, and amplified his report in person. In particular, he had an important conversation with VPR Gaines at the BOR meeting about the JABSOM/Kakaako report. The SEC decided to invite VPR Gaines to meet with it on January 31.