University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
May 2, 2001
Dr. Rachel Fordyce, (808) 974-7707
Dr. Margaret Haig
|UH Hilo announces new dean of CCECS|
The University of Hawai`i at Hilo announces the appointment of Dr. Margaret Haig as the new dean of the College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS), effective April 16, 2001. The announcement was made by Dr. Rachel Fordyce, UH Hilo vice chancellor for academic affairs.
"My goals as the newest dean are to work to increase both enrollments and revenues for the University," said Haig.
"As the 'front door' of the University, offering summer sessions and expanded credit and non-credit classes, the College aims to work in collaboration with other colleges and units to attract new and expanded populations to campus."
Haig's first priority is to develop the new English as a Second Language program, called the English Language Institute. ELI will be working in conjunction with the UH Hilo Admissions Office, the English Department, and the International Student Office to recruit international students and then assist with grammar, reading, and composition skills. The program will also oversee the students' orientation, language laboratories, and tutoring.
"Students are encouraged to transition into degree programs on campus," said Haig. "This summer, the College has enrolled students from Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Federated Republic of Micronesia."
Haig said she is extremely impressed with the unique opportunities offered at UH Hilo.
"UH Hilo offers excellent teaching in small classes, and the campus is a safe and caring environment for a diverse student population," said Haig. "Field experiences in the natural environment are unparalleled any place else on Earth, and with the University's international focus, we offer a living laboratory for cultural and environmental experiences.
"I look forward to working with other campus units to expand offerings in all areas of the University," she added.
Haig arrives at UH Hilo after serving as dean of student services at
Honolulu Community College for the past three years. She holds a master's
in social science from Boston University, and a master's in public health,
a master's in business administration, and a doctorate in education from