Executive Committee Minutes

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

8:30 a.m., Laulima 225


Present:         Kate Acks, Pat Adams, Vaughn Baker, Marge Kelm, Robyn Klein, Bev Lashley, Paul Levinson, Diane Meyer, Karen Muraoka, Wallette Pellegrino, Suzette Robinson, Alvin Tagomori, Clyde Sakamoto,  David Tamanaha, flo wiger


Excused:        Eric Aquero, Kathryn Fletcher, Jeannie Pezzoli, Marvin Tengan



1.         Latest Developments

·         Budget – A revised budget was distributed by David.  We are hoping for relief from Sam Callejo in terms of travel reimbursements for UHCC Reorg costs from last year.  David indicated that we have received reimbursements for travel costs related to Banner but none for positions.  Other adjustments to the budget per David were $20,000 from UH Foundation, reduction of one person in the mailroom, and tuition due to increased enrollments.


·         Suzette will return to her faculty position and will be paid a stipend to continue to work on her current duties as acting assistant vice chancellor until all of the documents are approved to formalize the position.






2.                  A discussion on the priorities and requirements for Fall and Spring needs to take place.  5 to 4 needs to be a priority.


Kate Acks asked if there was a way for tuition to go to the unit that generates it.   Kate will work with David in this matter.


We have $100,000 remaining in C.I.P. funds for the renovation of the student center.  Preliminary ed specs for the science building have been completed.  The timeline for student housing by private developers is 36 months.  Student housing is  #7 on the community college list and #15 for the entire system.


3.                  Academic senate recommended appointments 

Housing – Elena Alexander, Bud Clark

Contract Renewal – Herb Coyle, Eric Engh, Pat Adams, Lisa Sepa (it was suggested that this be open to the campus)


It was also suggested that two committees be formed to evaluate the contract & renewal process - one committee to look at the process and the other to look at what the contract renewal document will look like.


Alf Wolf will be the reorganization liaison for Academic Senate.


4.                  State Foundation for Humanities and the Arts is looking for feedback on their master plan.  Mike Takemoto will continue to lead this effort.


5.                  The House Finance committee will be visiting the campus at noon on September 9th.  Please be available to attend.


6.                  The trees on Ka`ahumanu Avenue will be replaced.  Buildings that were left half-painted will be completed.  It was suggested that Mike Takemoto’s class be asked to paint murals as part of their class.  Temperature controls in Vice-Chancellor’ office is not working.   It is either too hot or too cold in the different offices.   Improvements are possible in some rooms with connections to the new chillers.