WASC senior commission commends UH system progress

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
Mia Noguchi, (808) 956-9095
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Feb 23, 2006

HONOLULU — In a letter sent to UH Interim President David McClain, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) stated that a Panel of the Interim Report Committee was "pleased" with the progress of the University of Hawaiʻi System in several areas and encouraged efforts to sustain it. The letter from WASC Executive Director Ralph Wolff noted "well-established and effective" relations with the Board of Regents, a slight increase in state funding, and an increase in tuition support. The letter also acknowledged the continuation of the University‘s strategic planning and the consultations with several system-wide groups of faculty, students and Chancellors.

To view the complete WASC letter visit http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/app/aa/.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Formed in 1962, WASC evaluates and accredits schools, colleges, and universities in California, Hawaiʻi, and the Pacific Islands.

About the University of Hawaiʻi

Established in 1907 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaiʻi is the state‘s sole public system of higher education. The UH System provides an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and community programs on 10 campuses and through educational, training, and research centers across the state. UH enrolls more than 50,000 students from Hawaiʻi, the U.S. mainland, and around the world. For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu.