Meeting of Friday, August 23, 2013




1. Attendance. Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto convened the meeting of the Executive Committee at 9:35 a.m. Present were: Nicole Beattie; Interim Vice Chancellor Debasis Bhattacharya; Kulamanu Ishihara; Sean Calder; T. Karen Hanada; Vice Chancellor John McKee; Diane Meyer; Flora Mora; Brian Moto; Kīope Raymond; Vice Chancellor David Tamanaha; and Stephanie Pratt.


2. National Developments. President Obama is proposing a college rating system and tying federal financial aid to college ratings.


3. Campus Construction Projects.


         Carport/PV. A Power Purchase Agreement for the photovoltaic/carport installation has been signed. The Committee discussed construction-related issues, including erection of construction fences, and temporary loss of three rows of parking stalls in the large parking lot. The grass soccer field will be opened for overflow parking.


         Old Science Building Renovation. The renovation project will soon be put out to bid. A portion of parking area near Noii will be used as a staging area.


         Hale Haumana Renovation/Hospitality Academy of Maui. Project design is being reviewed. Project may go out to bid in November or December.


The Committee discussed traffic issues, including the timing of Kaahumanu Avenue traffic lights, the queuing of cars exiting through the main campus entrance and along Wahine Pio Avenue, and the feasibility of alternative entrances, exits, and parking areas. The Committee also discussed ways to disseminate parking information to faculty and students.


4. Food Service. Food service resumes on Monday, August 26.


5. Education Centers and Library. Chancellor Sakamoto asked that information regarding hours of operation of the Education Centers and Library be disseminated.


6. Enrollment. Enrollment is currently 3,898, down 10.2% from Fall 2012.


7. Lānai Update. Karen Hanada is serving temporarily as Lānai project coordinator. She has been working with Pam Alconcel at the Lānai Education Center and meeting with residents and Pūlama Lānai (formerly known as Lānai Resorts, LLC) representatives. Pūlama Lānai is funding a project involving, among other things, identifying credit and noncredit courses, such as nursing, agriculture, and electricity, that are needed or wanted on Lānai.

UHMC is looking for someone to lead the six-month project. Chancellor Sakamoto will be meeting with Kurt Matsumoto, Chief Operating Officer, Pūlama Lānai, to discuss the project and issues such as housing and related challenges.

Melissa Bonnin successfully executed a Lānai Upward Bound summer program.


8. Molokai Long Range Development Plan. UHMC bought 3.2 acres of vacant land next to the Molokai Education Center. A Molokai advisory group met with the community and with consultants in drafting a long range development plan. UHMC administrators have submitted comments on the plan, which assumes a projected enrollment of 600 FTE. When completed, the plan will be submitted to the Board of Regents for review.


9. Information Services & Technology Department. Debasis Bhattacharya will be discussing the department program review with the IST team.


10. UH System Appointments. Three University of Hawaii executive appointments were recently announced: Vassilis Syrmos, Vice President for Research and Innovation; Steven Smith, Interim Vice President for Information Technology; and Cynthia Quinn, Secretary of the Board of Regents.


11. Cable TV Programming. The Committee briefly discussed prospects for a new UHMC cable TV program. Available cablecast times are Monday through Thursday, 5-6pm, and 6-7 pm.


12. Developmental Math Orientation. Vice Chancellor McKee reported that sixty-five students have participated thus far in developmental math course orientations.