MCC CHANCELLOR’S ADVISORY
HORIZONS COMMITTEE MEETING
October 29, 2007
Present: Dorvin Leis, Bob Lloyd, Mitchell
Nishimoto, Martin Quill, Bill Wong, Clyde Sakamoto, Cordy MacLaughlin, Marilyn Fornwall
Call to Order: Dorvin Leis called the meeting
to order at 1:00p.m.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the August
20, 2007 meeting were reviewed and approved.
Centennial Campaign Update:
- A&B Proposal – Clyde will be asking in excess of $2
million for development of the 4-year programs.
- Maui Land & Pine – Clyde met with David Cole and
discussed MCC initiatives that coincide with ML&P such as student
scholarships, future employees, housing, and sustainability. A proposal
should be going to ML&P the end of November.
- Strong Foundation – The Foundation will be approached for
the Oral Health program. Clyde hopes to leverage this gift in order to
approach the Weinberg Foundation. He is exploring the creation of a
501(c) (3) for the program to receive Medicaid from the State. He hopes
also to acquire matching federal funds.
- Weinberg Foundation – The Foundation closes the final
third of a funding need if the initial two-thirds is raised. Earl Stoner
is our contact as he is friends with one of the Board members of the
- Student Life Center – The building should be completed by
the end of October with a move-in ready for mid-November. Furnishings for
the student lounge and wellness center are approximately $1 million. A
private donor has been approached for this gift. An alternative will be
letters to prominent realtors and designers asking for “leftover”
furniture from houses that have been sold.
- Media Project – Everett Dowling and Peter Martin are
potential donors for “Maui Today T.V.” MCC has also signed an agreement with
the Pacific Radio Group.
- Planned Gifts – We have received one gift at $600,000 and
one at $400,000o, the latter from a faculty member.
- Dental support for Oral Health – We will be going to the
dentists to ask for support of the van and for endowment of the program.
Chancellor’s Advisory Group Giving: About 48%
of the CAC has given to the Centennial Campaign. A follow-up letter will be
sent as a reminder of the goal of 100% participation.
- Noble Grape - Bob Lloyd shared some of the ways the Noble
Grape may want to improve the silent and live auctions such as promoting
experiences like the Pro Bowl, meeting with the coach, wine tasting,
dinners for 6, and “funding a need”. He also suggested using a committee
structure involving community people to produce the event.
- Monthly Donor Lunch – Lunches in the Class Act are a great
way to introduce a prospect to MCC. It is also a good way to thank our
- Scottish Tea - A tea will be held Nov. 1 with Bud Clark
and Dr. Richard Hill making presentations on their research. Many of our
Scottish prospects have been invited.
- Maui Chinese Cultural Society – Clarence Wee has been
moving this group to support MCC. We can anticipate $10,000 from the
members in April. We need to continue to cultivate them with projects and
- Planned Giving Seminar – Then seminar will be held Oct. 30
with a session for advisors and a session for donors. The donor session
will be televised via our TV studio.
- Business Forum – A meeting for a newly organized Business
Advisory Council will be held Dec. 4. Both part-time residents and
full-time residents who are or have been active in their companies will be
invited. Members of this group will help with curriculum development and
long-term planning for ABIT.
Focus of Our Case-Four Year College:
- WASC Accreditation – The Senior Commission is helping MCC
move from a community college to a four-year college. MCC will be able to
preserve its community college status while offering four-year degrees.
The County will provide support for this.
- Baccalaureate Degrees – Possible degrees will be offered
in Sustainable Science (alternative energy, sustainable agriculture,
conservation of water and energy), Long-term Care (geriatrics,
gerontology), and Adaptive Optics (IT, computer science, laser technology,
computational math). MCC is also involved with construction academies.
- Name Change – MCC will change its name to UH Maui College .
Staff Development: A request has been made to
move $10,000 from the Institutional Advancement fund to the Staff Development
fund. The Horizons Committee approved the request.
Instruments for Orchestra: Bob Wehrman has
asked for $70,000 to identify local talent who will make music with our
students, possibly to culminate with a Christmas CD. No action was taken on
Product and Service Development: The question
of revenue producing opportunities for the Media Center was raised. Other
opportunities may be the Swap Meet and the wind mill.
Next Meeting: December 10, 2007