Interim Chancellor David Lassner

A progress report on efforts at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to improve student recruitment and retention, among other matters, was provided on June 1, 2017 to the Board of Regents by UH Mānoa Interim Chancellor David Lassner.

Outside the Warrior Rec Center at U H Manoa

In July 2016, as part of their approval of a new 3-year tuition schedule for the ten-campus UH system, the regents directed that UH Mānoa focus on the following items and provide a status report within a year:

  • Alternative financing of repairs such as has been done at the community colleges and for energy management
  • An enrollment management plan to address recruitment and retention with target numbers
  • UH Mānoa campus master plan, based on a study of current space utilization that incorporates the findings of the high-level systemwide integrated academic and facilities strategic plan that the board passed at a prior meeting
  • Internal academic restructuring and redesign of UH Mānoa to enable the campus to move forward as a modern research university focused on holistic 21st century needs of the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Budgeting and comprehensive resource planning for dollars, positions and space that focuses on overall campus priorities and recognizes the changing reality of financing public higher education in Hawaiʻi and the nation

Highlights include:

  • Alternative financing of repairs (video)
  • Enrollment management (video)
  • Recruitment and retention (video)
  • Strategic enrollment plan (video)
  • 20,000 students by 2020 (video)
  • UH Mānoa campus master plan (video)
  • Academic restructuring and redesign (video)
  • Reorganizations under discussion (video)
  • Looking at new tuition distribution model (video)
  • Shared administrative services (video)
  • Budgeting and resource planning (video)