MCC CHANCELLOR’S ADVISORY
COUNCIL HORIZONS COMMITTEE MEETING
November 14, 2005
Attendance: Scott Broadbent, Dorvin Leis, Bob
Lloyd, Clyde Sakamoto, Bill Wong.
Note taker: Marilyn Fornwall
Meeting called to order by Dorvin Leis.
- Second Decade Project – Clyde presented a map from
the mayor sharing a GIS display of development on Maui. The population
will grow and the college must anticipate educational needs. Linda
Johnsrud has met with the mayors of different islands and Maui’s mayor is
very supportive. The mayor has committed $2 million to support
post-secondary education but approval is needed from the county council as
- Swap Meet – A meeting will be held with the mayor
later today to expedite the move of the swap meet to the MCC campus. The
concern relates to flooding around the possibility of a tropical storm and
resulting liability for damage to Harbor Lights should improvements be
made to the sump area. SMA permits are required for projects over
$125,000 and can cost $50,000 to $60,000.
- Student Housing – The land has been cleared and the
components are being assembled in Honolulu. Parts should be shipped right
after Thanksgiving. Alvin Tagomori has just returned from a recruiting
tour and talked to hundreds of students. Support in London and Germany is
also available for promoting MCC as a destination education facility. Bob
Lloyd asked about tuition differentials between in-state students and
international students to help understand the drive to bring in international
students. Bill Wong questioned the amount of parking at the new student
housing and Clyde reported that MCC is working with MEO to offer a shuttle
to the campus.
- Board of Regents – The committee members were
encouraged to attend the Board of Regents reception on Thursday night.
- WASC Review – The WASC executive director and WASC
commission chair were on the MCC campus interviewing administrators and
faculty. At the end of the visit the director commented that our
processes were excellent and the report should be favorable.
- Wind Turbine – Talks continue. If MCC was using wind
energy, the payback period could be as short as two years, funding total
and sources unclear at the moment. Clyde suggested talking to Steve
Williams or Curtis Tom on loans to pay for the Wind Turbine.
Program and Institutional Needs:
Scott reviewed meetings that were held with the program
coordinators. Each of the program advisory committees has a different role.
Bill Wong asked if committee members knew the program priorities and if they
had been approached about helping us obtain some of these items. Scott is
willing to work with them on fundraising. Bill wants a list of the needs to be
given to the Chancellor’s Advisory Council so they can ask people they might
know for support. Scott will ask for dates for advisory meetings and he and/or
Clyde will attend.
Computers seem to be a huge need on campus. There are three
federal programs that are replacing three of the labs, TCUP, RDP and NSF. Bob
Lloyd suggested working with Tom Steinhauer since Dell purchased the Four
Seasons Resort. Clyde plans on a sustainable process for replacing computers.
On some campuses the students lease computers. It was suggested that Scott
work with Lorelle since she is working on video streaming in the hotels.
Lawn mowers are another big ticket item and Bill asked if it
was possible to borrow mowers from the county to use on days they are not in use.
Bob Lloyd discussed how successful matching funds were and suggested talking to
the state about coming up with initial funding on items that we could try to
Bob Lloyd also suggested approaching the Hospitality
advisory committee and seeing if they could help get advertising for the
college on Aloha Airlines. Perhaps Bev Gannon could be approached for Hawaiian
- The Alumni dinner has been set for February 24, 2006. The five recipients are Kimo Apana, Gladys Baisa, Georgina Kawamura, Melveen Leed
and Suzette Robinson. Scott reviewed the price of tables.
- Janet is working on a postcard to reach 5,700 homes to
reconnect with past alumni.
- An open house will be held after the Student Center
renovation so the community can see at the new programs and facilities at
- Bob Lloyd discussed a fundraising event he recently attended
on the local cruise ship. We should consider doing something similar as it
is important to develop unique fund raising events.
General Resource Development Strategies:
- The program advisory committees need to be approached for
- Bob suggested a dinner as a fundraiser, where donors would
be encouraged to bring in their favorite waiter or waitress. If this was
done in the winter we could target the part time residents.
Request for Funding:
Clyde has had a request for Adobe software for the
secretarial staff on campus. Bob thought Audrey and Mike might have a
contact. He will check on obtaining licensing.