Chancellor’s Advisory Council Minutes

October 25, 2005

 

Present:          Jim Bendon, Richard Kipper, John Kreag, Alec McBarnet, Boyd Mossman, Howard Nakamura, Lorraine Tamaribuchi, Sarajean Tokunaga, Curtis Tom, Steve Williams, William Wong.

 

UHMC:              Scott Broadbent, Marilyn Fornwall, Linda Johnsrud, Dan Kruse, Kathy Nelson, Clyde Sakamoto, David Tamanaha, flo wiger.

 

 

Call to Order – Richard Kipper called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. in the Paina

                           Class Act Dining Room.

 

Introduction of New Members & Guests – Alec McBarnet, Judge Boyd Mossman and Curtis Tom were introduced as new members of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council.  Kathy Nelson, Associate VP of Development from the UH Foundation and Linda Johnsrud, Interim VP for Academic Policy and Planning from the UH were introduced as guests.

 

Approval of Minutes – The minutes of the August 30, 2005 meeting were approved.

 

Updates:

·        Student housing is progressing – photos were shared with the council

·        Swap meet agreement is in process but delayed by discussions on the 50-year flood zone agreement.  Paperwork should be completed soon and as an interim solution, Swap Meet has requested using the field on campus.  The CAC concurred.

·        Farmers Market has ended for now but may open in the future in possible conjunction with the Swap Meet.

·        Alexander & Baldwin presented a $25,000 check to MCC for use in the Center for Entrepreneurship program.  The check presentation involved two of the Center for Entrepreneurship students who participated in the acceptance of the gift. 

·        MCC’s Supplemental Budget request consists of:

o       Electricity

o       WASC program review response

o       Workforce development (positions needed in the following areas):

§         Oral Health

§         Biotech

§         Early Childhood education

o       Hawaiian studies

·        A thank you was passed around from the 2005/2006 Telethon Scholarship recipient.

 

Horizons Committee Budget and Plan – Scott discussed this year’s budget, sharing the $1 million pledged by Dorvin Leis and the $600,000 needed to meet this year’s goal.  The 2006 plan with both income and expenses was distributed along with the budget for Institutional Advancement. Curtis Tom moved to accept the budget, the motion was seconded by Sarajean Tokunaga and passed unanimously.  Richard Kipper questioned if the increase in printing was a worthwhile expense and Steve Williams shared that the Horizons Committee had discussed publicizing programs and initiatives at MCC to reach potential donors.  Bill Wong made the suggestion of inserting the newsletter into the Maui News just one time so it could reach all Maui residents.  Scott encouraged the CAC members to bring associates to the Class Act for lunch and said he and Clyde are available to conduct tours of the campus. 

 

Scott also discussed the upcoming MCC Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner that will be held on February 24, 2006.  Eight nominations were submitted.  The Selection Committee will meet within the week to select this year’s recipients.

 

Centennial Celebration – Kathy Nelson shared that $90 million has been contributed  toward the goal of $200 million for the Centennial Campaign.  The Centennial Celebration will occur during the public phase of the campaign.  Kathy said that Clyde’s work with the Horizons Committee is a positive step toward our goals. Clyde’s bold vision toward the future is important, with examples such as the new construction on campus and the SLIM program.  Bill Wong suggested that the Centennial Celebration should not just be an event on Oahu but there should be a venue on Maui for our donors also.  Kathy will take that suggestion back to the UH Foundation.

 

Second Decade Project – Linda Johnsrud gave a presentation on future planning for the growth of higher education in the state.  She is conducting research on needs and funding and looking for solutions.  An increase in state funding is not expected in the near future. 

 

The Second Decade Project is examining the growth and capacity of each of the campuses in the future.  Linda offered to come back to MCC with a power- point presentation when she gathers all of her data and ask for input from our CAC members.  Alec McBarnet and Curtis Tom questioned Linda about the statistics she was coming up with pertaining to percentage of cost of education that tuition covered and the percentages of non-resident students at each of the UH system campuses.  Linda shared that the percentages of non-residents were different at all campuses with Kapi‘olani Community College having the highest percentage of non-resident students of all the Community Colleges.  UH Hilo has 40% non-residents and UH Mānoa is at about 31%.  In educating a resident student at UH Mānoa, 29% of the cost is covered by tuition and 71% is covered by the state.  In the Community Colleges the percentages are 14% from the student through tuition and 86% from the state.  The largest number of non-resident students come from California, and the numbers have increased because there are more students seeking admission in California schools than they have capacity to accommodate.   Non-resident tuition is set higher so that non-resident students pay 100% or more of cost.

 

In discussing state funding, Richard Kipper believes Maui receives the least state funding per capita.  John Kreag questioned how the UH system compares to tuition rates on the mainland and Linda said we are considerably lower but moving toward the national average.

 

Linda also shared that University Centers were created to facilitate obtaining degrees for non-traditional students.  Over 1,000 have been awarded since 1998 and the island of Maui has the largest share of the BAs and MAs awarded via the centers.  This process is being reviewed to determine whether it should be expanded and how best to fund it.  Clyde indicated that one drawback is the void of resident faculty research for the students to address local needs and opportunities.  Local students need to have access to baccalaureate degrees for higher paid careers such as management positions.

 

Miscellaneous:

 

·        Clyde is waiting for feedback from the ethics commission regarding Maui Land & Pine’s invitation to serve on its board.  Request of the Commission has been to serve as a private citizen or as a representative of the university.  A decision has been deferred until November 9, 2005.

·        Clyde thanked Sarajean, flo and Steve Williams for their support during the Akaku controversy.  The DOE and College have tried since 1999 to bring closure to this process.  The issue may need to be resolved in the courts.  .

·        The Lahaina Ed Center will open in the spring.

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m.

 

Next meeting January 24, 2006

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Marilyn Fornwall

Administrative Support Specialist