Chancellorís Advisory Council Minutes
March 11, 2008
†Kulana`a`o Student Housing
Adlawan, David Cole, Steve Holaday, Richard Kipper,
John Kreag, Martin Luna, Roger MacArthur, Audrey MacLean, Alec McBarnet, Boyd
Mossman, Martin Quill, Anne Takabuki, Curtis Tom
Sakamoto, Herman Andaya, Marilyn Fornwall,
Michele Katsutani, Cordy MacLaughlin, Suzette Robinson, Alvin Tagamori, David
Call to Order:† Richard Kipper called the meeting to
order at 12:15 p.m.†
Approval of Minutes: The
minutes of the January 8, 2008 meeting were approved.
Approval of New
Member: The appointment of Ken Ota as a new member was approved.
- Program committee - Suzette shared four
possible 4-year degree options and some of the advantages for MCC.
- The new super computer donated from IBM
will be helpful in an Information Technology curriculum.
- MCC has two new faculty positions and
other resources available for a Sustainable Sciences degree.
- Some County support ($250k) will be
received for the Long Term Care program.
- The Center for Astronomy has faculty
that would be available to us and support an Applied Engineering
Bachelorís of Applied Sciences.
Some discussion took place regarding community support and whether MCC
graduates would be competitive in the Maui job
market.† Suzette will distribute a series
of questions to the CAC.
- Horizons committee report was given by
Cordy.† She shared that we have
received two new endowments and Dorvin is working on soliciting our top 5
donors.† David Cole gave a report on
redirecting their giving from Maui Land & Pineapple Co. and their
continued support for MCC.
- Government & Community Relations
committee asked the Council to meet with County Council members to gain
their support for MCC.
- Bellwether Award in workforce
development was presented in Florida
by the Community Colleges Futures Assembly
- An MOU to create a partnership between National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, and the
Office of the National Marine Sanctuary Program (Pacific Island Region) and
MCC has been proposed. †This MOU
replicates the NOAA agreement with the Hawaiian Institute on Marine
Biology on Coconut
- Alternative energy resources are being
explored including roof panels (photo-voltaic) and a windmill (250kw or
650kw from Germany
- MECO Ė MCC agreement just signed to
focus on alternative energy resource strategies and solutions.
- Swap Meet permits will be issued
mid-May.† November is targeted as
the opening date on the MCC campus.†
Maui Community College will generate
$45,000 a year and some revenue sharing on additional funding.
- Palauea Land Transfer draft has been
submitted to UH Administration.
- Association of University Researchers in
Astronomy are working to place the Advanced Technology Telescope atop
Haleakala to address issues that relate to climate change, weather,
telecommunications disruptions, solar energy and other major problems
facing our global and scientific community.
- The Student Life Facility will be opened
and dedicated on Monday, April 17th.
- Jim Brazell was a presenter in Florida at the Bellwether conference and has offered
to give his presentation at Maui
Other items:† A discussion took place on changing the
meeting days.† Meetings will be changed
to Monday afternoons at 3:00 p.m.†
Marilyn will notify members of the new day and time.
Tour:† Clyde offered tours of the Student Housing
Facility to the CAC members.
Next Meeting:† TBD