Chancellor’s Advisory Council Minutes
August 30, 2005
Present: Jim Bendon, Jeff Halpin, Richard Kipper, Dorvin Leis, Roger MacArthur, Howard Nakamura, Thomas Steinhauer, Lorraine Tamaribuchi, Steve Williams, Bill Wong.
Call to Order - Richard Kipper called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. in the Paina Class Act Private Dining Room.
Approval of Minutes – The minutes of March 15, 2005 meeting were approved.
Community Forum – Suzette Robinson presented updates on the MCC strategic plan. Part of the plan is to engage faculty in decision making. The Community Forum is a good opportunity to get advice from community members as to our priorities (what they should be). October 11th from 3 – 6 p.m. has been selected as the date.
CAC Expansion and Nomination Committee – There was discussion regarding the need to enlarge the Chancellor’s Advisory Council as many of our current members are seasonal residents and not here all year long. Bill Wong supported the idea, saying that more people serving on the Council would mean more people involved in the college. He moved to expand the council to 25 members and Steve Williams seconded the motion. Several names were mentioned and Howard Nakamura asked if there was a priority order. Thomas Steinhauer discussed prioritizing candidates based on their ability to support the college’s initiatives. Lorraine Tamaribuchi suggested giving the nominating committee the freedom to make a balanced board. Roger MacArthur moved to defer the decision to the nominating committee and have the Chancellor approach potential candidates. Dorvin Leis seconded the motion. The new members will be presented at the next CAC meeting.
Supplemental budget priorities
University of Hawaii on Maui (name change) – Clyde led a discussion related to a potential new name for the college. Currently the following degrees may be earned at MCC:
A general discussion followed stressing the importance of properly marketing the name that is chosen. Richard stressed that there is confusion with the community college, UH center and UH at Maui but that we need to move forward as a united organization.
Alumni Dinner – Scott presented information on the upcoming Distinguished Alumni Dinner. The nomination forms were distributed and are available on the MCC web page. Bill Wong suggested reaching out to the community for nominations..
Roger motioned to adjourn the meeting at 1:40 p.m.
Next Meeting October 25, 2005
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