University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
February 17, 1998
|Contact: Sylvia Yuen, 956-5303|
Public Hearing Scheduled on Porteus Hall Name Issue
The ad hoc committee reviewing the proposed renaming of Porteus Hall on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 4, 12:305 p.m. in the UHM Campus Center Ballroom to hear from anyone interested in presenting testimony on the issue.
Both oral and written testimony will be accepted; oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes and will be heard on a first-come first-served basis. While not required to do so, those providing oral testimony are strongly encouraged to also present a written copy of their testimony for the record.
The ad hoc Porteus Hall committee is composed of students, faculty members, alumni and administrators and is chaired by UH Manoa Professor Sylvia Yuen. It was appointed by Interim Senior Vice President and Executive Vice Chancellor Dean O. Smith to consider the issues surrounding the request to rename Porteus Hall and to make a recommendation to the administration. Final authority on University building names rests with the UH Board of Regents.
Porteus Hall, which houses departments in social science disciplines, was named in 1974 for the late Stanley D. Porteus. Porteus, a psychologist and 26-year member of the UH faculty, died in 1972. The Associated Students of the University of Hawai'i (ASUH) unanimously passed a resolution late last year calling for the renaming.