Input sought on the skills a new UH president needs
HONOLULU – The University of Hawai'i Advisory Presidential Selection Committee has scheduled a series of "listening tours" to find out what people want in the form of a new UH president. Current UH President David McClain will be leaving the position this coming summer.
Listening tours were previously conducted at UH Hilo and Hawai'i Community College campuses and with the Student Caucus, Council of Chancellors, All Campus Council of Faculty Senate Chairs, and Pukoa Council.
"The recent listening tours provided excellent and valuable feedback from faculty, students, administrators and community members," said Donna Tanoue, head of the 12-member search committee. "We are encouraging anyone who is interested in attending to join us and share their thoughts and opinions."
The public is welcome to attend the tours, which will be held in an informal talk-story format. Select members of the Selection Advisory Committee, together with representatives from the search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates and/or the UH Board of Regents will be at the tour locations to solicit input on the characteristics, credentials, and opportunities and challenges for the new president.
The information will be used to assist the selection committee in identifying highly qualified candidates. Those who are unable to attend a meeting but would like to contribute comments can do so by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
This week's schedule of tours is as follows:
Wednesday, Jan. 21
2 p.m. – Leeward Community College/UH West Oahu (GT 105, Leeward Community College)
Thursday, Jan. 22
9:30 a.m. – Maui Community College (Laulima 107)
2:30 p.m. – Kaua'i Community College (Cafeteria)
Friday, Jan. 23
9 a.m. – UH Manoa (Hemenway Theater)
Noon – Windward Community College (Hale Akoakoa 105)
2:30 p.m. – Honolulu Community College (Norman W.H. Loui Conference Center, Bldg. 2, Room 201)
For more information about the UH presidential search, visit www.hawaii.edu.