Presidential Search Update
After reviewing the chronology and consultative process concerning
selection of a new president for the UH System, a Board of Regents
Task Group recommended that the board suspend its national search.
The task group recommended that BOR Chair Kitty
Lagareta and task group member and Regent Al
Landon offer David McClain an
appointment as president and to negotiate mutually acceptable terms
the complete report.
Justice Kennedy Visits Manoa
Anthony M. Kennedy speaks before law students.
United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
participated in the School of Law’s Jurist-in-Resident program,
Feb. 6–9 at Manoa. The law program brings distinguished jurist
to the school to meet with students, faculty, the judiciary and
the bar in special educational settings. Senior Judge Myron H.
Bright, United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit also
President Releases UARC Statement
President David McClain recommended
that the Board of Regents accept the Manoa chancellor's recommendation
against proceeding with a University Affiliated Research Center
on the campus. He proposes a UARC be established as an administrative
unit attached to the UH System, with no classified research conducted
during the first three years, and that the university evaluate
UARC in the third year before deciding whether to invite the Navy
to renew the contract for an additional two years.
the complete statement.
Hawai‘i Chosen for WICHE Project
Hawai‘i will participate in a project that examines the
nexus between higher education and the state’s workforce
and economic needs. Escalating Engagement: State Policy to Protect
Access to Higher Education, a project of the Western Interstate
Commission for Higher Education, will focus on how Hawai‘i’s
colleges and universities can educate and train students in ways
that promote the state’s workforce and economic development
The project has two goals: to assist states in preparing a competitive
workforce for the high-skill, high-wage global economy of the future;
and to assure that populations that have been disenfranchised in
the past have access, through education, to high-skill jobs. Hawai‘i
is one of only two states invited to participate in the project
more about it.