Chancellor’s Advisory Council Minutes
November 13, 2006
Present: Del Adlawan, Susan Bendon, David Cole, Jeff
Halpin, Steve Holaday, Richard Kipper, John Kreag, Martin Luna, Alec McBarnet, Boyd
Mossman, Mitchell Nishimoto, Curtis Tom, Leona Wilson, Bill Wong, Russell Yamane
MCC: Clyde Sakamoto, Marilyn Fornwall,
Cordy MacLaughlin, Suzette Robinson, David Tamanaha,
Guests: Kahele Dukelow, Dr. Conrad Hornick, Dr. Michael Searcy
Call to Order: Richard Kipper called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the September 11, 2006 meeting were
approved with one amendment: delete
“Bill Wong” from list of those present.
WASC Feedback: Clyde reported that WASC commended MCC for consistent
development of student learning outcomes, establishment of three buildings
since the last visit, and a variety of grant awards and entrepreneurial
activities. He indicated importance of getting back to the legislature
to emphasize the impact of the buildings on the WASC accreditation
process. WASC recommended that the UH
system include money for building maintenance when funding new buildings,
clarify the budget development relationship between the UH system and Maui Community
College, and that the Board of Regents review on
a regular basis Board policies which impact MCC. WASC recommended that MCC review its mission
statement on a regular basis and create a matrix to track the progress of our
Clyde introduced Hong Dai, Hong Zhou, and Ping Ge to the
members. These students are from the
People’s Republic of China. Each student spoke of their positive
experience at MCC. On behalf of the
college, Clyde presented the students with
New Faculty: Clyde
introduced Kahele Dukelow, Hawaiian Language & Studies; Dr. Conrad Hornick,
Biology; and Dr. Michael Searcy, ABIT.
Each faculty presented his/her background and initial experiences as a
County Grant Implementation: Nancy
Johnson gave an update on the Nursing Program.
The program received $500,000 as a matching gift from the County of Maui.
There are 40 new students in the LPN program (15 on the wait-list) and 10
new students pursuing their associate degree.
stated that there is a national shortage of nursing faculty and students. Couple this situation with an aging
community, Nancy says we are headed for “the perfect storm”. In terms of future funding of the nursing
program, the State of Hawaii has yet to
support the education of future nurses for Maui County. It is important to educate Maui’s new mayor
that 70% of the nurses at Maui
are MCC graduates. Also, 93% of MCC’s
nursing graduates stay on the island.
Oral Health: Nancy
stated that the department will seek Board of Regents approval for an associate
degree in dental hygiene.
Nursing Scholarship: Bob Lloyd and the Wailea Community
Association are collaborating on a fundraiser for nursing scholarships.
language exchange classes are now being offered via the internet with Toyama University
fourth floor of the student housing is now being added.
Student Life formerly the Student
Center renovation will be
completed Fall 2007.
is waiting for $3.4 million for the planning/design phase of the new Science
received $6.5 million in grants the first quarter (Liko A’e received over $4
million for Hawaiian scholarships)
Board of Regents reception will be held on November 13th, at 6:00pm
in the Class Act; spouses are included.
Dorvin’s gift will be celebrated.
to Judge Boyd Mossman in retaining his seat as Maui OHA Trustee.
Clyde acknowledged Suzette Robinson as Interim
Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
Kipper will be re-aligning the committees of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council
and planning a retreat.
The meeting was adjourned at
Next meeting: January 22,