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For Immediate Release:
May 13, 2001
Jim Manke - University and Community Relations - 808 - 956-6106
President Mortimer Accepts Senior Scholar Position At Prestigious Higher Education Policy Center
University of Hawai`i President Kenneth P. Mortimer will become a Senior Scholar at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) following his departure from UH at the end of June.
The Center's President, Dennis P. Jones, extended the invitation to Mortimer, recognizing his long history of interest and leadership in higher education policy analysis and policymaking.
Jones noted that NCHEMS has received funding for a one-year planning period to begin developing components of programs that will "educate the educators" - identifying and compiling a body of knowledge that can be of use to those planning to become higher education policy analysts or policy makers.
Jones called the project "intellectually intriguing," and indicated that Mortimer would be involved not only in the planning process, but also in following through on the longer term research and development agenda once it is developed.
Mortimer came to UH with an international reputation as a scholar and consultant in this field, and during his years at UH has continued to lecture in forums on the mainland and in Asia on the subjects of higher education policy and the future of higher education.
"I look forward to the challenges of this new position," said President Mortimer, "and to the opportunity to work with some very experienced policy analysts. I think it will be valuable to be able to bring my own experiences as a senior administrator to the discussion."
President and Mrs. Mortimer plan to reside in Bellingham, Washington,
during the academic year 2001-2002, but will be spending a substantial amount
of time at the NCHEMS campus in Boulder, Colorado.