President’s March Highlights And Updates

University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner made his report to the Board of Regents at their meeting on March 23, 2017.

Highlights include:

  • The view from Washington D.C. on higher education: four points (video)
  • 1. Immigration issues for students and employees (video)
    2. Potential federal budget cuts to eduction and research (video)
    3. Tax reform for non-profits, endowments and benefits (video)
    4. Observations from a Washington D.C. “watcher” (video)

  • Protecting UH students and programs (video)
  • UH nominees for the Governor’s Awards for Distinguished State Service (video)
    Employee of the Year nominee: Luke Flynn, director for Hawaiʻi Space Flight Laboratory, UH Mānoa (video)
    Team of the Year nominee: UH Hilo maintenance crew (video)
    Manager of the Year nominee: Matt Platz, vice chancellor for academic affairs, UH Hilo (video)

View previous reports to the board.

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Matthew Platz, center.

Vice Chancellor Marcia Sakai and Chancellor Don Straney accept the award on behalf of the UH Hilo maintenance crew.

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