MCC CHANCELLOR’S ADVISORY COUNCIL
HORIZONS COMMITTEE MEETING
Present: Dorvin Leis, Curtis
Tom, Leona Wilson,
Call to Order: Dorvin Leis called the meeting to order at The minutes from the last meeting were reviewed and approved (m/s/p-C.Tom/L.Wilson).
Plan: Cordy reviewed the development
v Student housing: Dorms are currently under construction. Another option under discussion is to create a combination housing and conference resource center. Leona suggested that condos for student housing would be a good investment and that all the risk would be with the private sector. Faculty housing is another need.
v Alternative Energy: MCC is exploring solutions for the campus.
v Self-supporting programs: With sustainability in mind, MCC wants to illustrate a margin of excellence and find ways to improve programs without dependence on State and County funds.
v Allied Health: A facility is under consideration.
v Professional Development: This would allow staff to keep abreast of their fields.
v Science Lab: A new building is 3-4 years away from completion. Funding is being sought to equip labs to make this transition.
Financial Aid: The idea is to be able to give all
As part of the discussion of the Development Plan, Leona stated that she wants to encourage the women from Wailea to get involved with the college. Many are already involved in reading in the elementary schools, and perhaps the MCC students could help tutor elementary students.
Scholarships are currently being offered through the Native Hawaiian programs. Part of the scholarship requires a service component and perhaps this could be fulfilled by helping the elementary schools. (Kathy Owara would be a good resource)
Scholarship Priorities: One of President McClain’s goals is to offer scholarships to the top 10% of freshman students where UHF would contribute 50% and MCC 50%.
Major Gift Agenda:
Leona suggested that someone from MCC attend the Wailea Community Association meetings to discuss MCC
programs. Curtis discussed looking for
pledges rather than large lump sums from community businesses, similar to the
Leona brought up the importance of donor recognition such as
the tiles at the
She suggested that a program on estate planning be offered.
Updates: Election forums will be held on the MCC campus. The purpose is to encourage the students to register to vote and get involved in the political process. Funding will come from the Budge and Development accounts.
Funding has been requested to support a student life fund to help develop the wellness center. Other funding is coming from student government and student services.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at