Chancellor’s Advisory Council Minutes
Present: Susan Bendon, Jeff Halpin, Richard Kipper, John Kreag, Dorvin Leis, Roger MacArthur, Alec McBarnet, Mitchell Nishimoto, Wendy Peterson, Martin Quill, Anne Takabuki, Curtis Tom, William Wong, Russell Yamane.
MCC: Scott Broadbent,
Call to Order – Richard Kipper called the meeting to order at in Laulima 225.
Minutes – The minutes of the
Emergency Electricity – Financial help has become available through the Governor’s release of these Emergency funds
Legislative Outcomes – Approved appropriations from the 2006 state legislature l include:
v $988K for electricity
v $274K for biotech, early childhood education, oral health care, nursing
v $124K for Hawaiian studies and language
v $862K for 7 positions in the construction academy (includes equipment needs)
v $162K for 5.5 positions in outreach
v 2.25 positions in program review
All of the construction academy courses (e.g.,carpentry) will be offered to high school students and will give the students dual high school and community college credit.
Nursing presents a challenge to retain faculty in such fields where they can make more in private or public sectors.
2007-09 Biennium Budget Preparation – Listed below are priorities in the biennium budget:
v Institutional designer
v Counselor conversion from Federal funds to general funds
v Business office positions – 2 accounting clerks, 1 cashier
v Clerical support
v Learning center coordinator
v Workforce development
§ Dental Hygiene
§ Sustainable sciences faculty
v Economic diversification
v Electro/optical engineering tech faculty
The need for substance abuse
counselors and CEO’s of social agencies has been acknowledged and this fall the
first courses in a bachelor’s degree in social work will begin through the
Energy conservation is
another area for potential expansion.
When asked if MCC was spreading itself too thin,
Director of Institutional Advancement Transition – An active search has been engaged and the new director is slated to start June 15.
Progress on Culinary, Oral Care and OCET – An outside consultant met with the culinary program directors and identified issues shared by our and other programs on the other islands. A helpful report by Steven Sparks will aid in revamping curriculum and implementing the use of more student leadership roles. Faculty are looking at the deficit and options at fixing them. Paina has run in the red since opening due mostly to an absence of management and financial expertise. Instructor Chefs were trained in preparing fine cuisine. However, management support for the program through more realistic a business plan is needed. David Allaire with TS Restaurants also was brought in as a consultant and offered advice.
of the major challenges with the MCC Oral Care facility is with obtaining
timely and accurate Medicaid reimbursements.
Many of these dental assisting services that were initially denied have
been re-billed. DHS Director Lillian
Kohler is helping with this process.
OCET has made some internal personnel changes. A gift of a commercial truck was presented to the program from Tri Isle to use for the commercial drivers licensing program.
Housing – Some of the footings needed to be re-poured due to heavy rain. So far about 90 students have signed up for housing and the mayor will be approached to help push the permits through so we can occupy on time.
UH Foundation Report – Gifts for the year total
~ $400,000 to MCC at this time. Around
$112 million towards the $250 million in the capital campaign for the UH
Foundation as a whole has been donated.
The Board of Regents will be approached regarding extending the campaign
The meeting was adjourned at
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