University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner explained the reasoning behind the lifting of the remaining face masks requirements on UH campuses and announced that overall enrollment is slightly down across the system in his monthly report at the September 15 Board of Regents meeting at Windward Community College. UH announced on September 9 that face masks will no longer be required in educational spaces as of September 17.

Lassner provided an update on the Strategic Plan—the first draft of the plan is available for public comment with four town hall meetings scheduled in September and October. He also shared information on UH projects that are addressing the Red Hill drinking water crisis, and a $4.7-million anonymous gift to the UH Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity.

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  • Remaining mask requirements lifted (video)
  • COVID-19 updates (video)
  • Strategic Plan progress (classification project) (video)
  • Tenure Task Force update (video)
  • Fall enrollment update (video)
  • Extramural funding up 3.7% (video)
  • UH projects addressing Red Hill drinking water crisis (video)
  • $4.7-million anonymous gift to Indigenous center (video)
  • Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope event (video)
  • Pacific Island Conference of Leaders event (video)

See previous president’s reports to the Board of Regents.