President’s October Highlights And Updates

University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner made his report to the Board of Regents at their meeting on October 20, 2016.

Board of Regents Chair Jan Sullivan, left, and UH President David Lassner, right, congratulate Mitchell Anderson on winning the Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service.
Kapiʻolani Community College’s David Apostol, center, is presented his award by, Board of Regents Chair Jan Sullivan and UH President David Lassner.

Highlights included:

  • Four-year graduation rates at UH Mānoa at an all time high (see video)
  • Executive policy updated to address graduate students’ concerns (see video)
  • Executive policy on use of preferred names established (see video)
  • Hawaiʻi Promise Program proposed to provide scholarships to qualified UH Community College students (see video)
  • Student fees clarified in new executive policy (see video)
  • Policy updated to allow concentrations to be listed on diplomas (see video)
  • Consultation with Gov. Ige on UH’s proposed legislation (see video)
  • Seeking statutory prohibition against smoking on UH campuses (see video)
  • Bills related to startups created around UH intellectual property (see video)
  • Update on UH West Oʻahu and UH Mānoa chancellor searches (see video)
  • UH Hilo Professor Mitchell Anderson awarded the Willard Wilson Award for exemplary service (read more) (see video)
  • Kapiʻolani CC painter David Apostol honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Building and Grounds Maintenance (read more) (see video)