MCC CHANCELLOR’S ADVISORY
HORIZONS COMMITTEE MEETING
August 20, 2007
Present: Dorvin Leis, Martin Quill, Bill
Wong, Clyde Sakamoto, Marilyn Fornwall
Call to Order: Dorvin Leis called the meeting
to order at 1:05p.m.
Approval of Minutes : The minutes of the February
26, 2007 meeting were reviewed and approved.
- Student housing – The MCC student housing project will be
completed during the fall semester. Students will be temporarily housed
in nearby hotels.
- Student Life Center – The target date for completion will
be the end of September.
- Swap meet – New activity has been taking place. A great
deal of the work has been done by volunteers keeping the project price
down. Projects over $125,000 need to have an environmental impact
statement and this has been the hold-up. The actual cost will be under
this figure but the in-kind value of the volunteer work needs to figure
into the total price which will now be over $125,000. John Okamura from Kihei Gardens will be donating over 120 Sea Grape trees to plant along the roadside. A
thank you and in-kind form will be sent to Kihei Gardens.
Community Forum: The community forum was a great
success with many participants and great response. The data is being analyzed
and a report will be sent out to the participants sharing areas where the
community is seeking our help and showing how we have answered needs from the
Construction employment has been an area of need and we have
placed five faculty in the high schools running the construction academy,
supported by high school teachers.
At this past forum strong recommendations were made
supporting 4-year programs in business, accounting and a range of professional
A request has been made to A & B Foundation to aid in
funding 4-year programs. The accrediting commission will be approached for
help in building a pathway to the future. Some areas that are being considered
for 4 year programs are: Information Technology, Business, Accounting (Business
and IT oriented), Health (we have a new Rad Tech program with support from Maui
Memorial and Bobby Baker), and Dental Hygiene.
Science Facility: MCC has received $3.7 million for
planning and design for the new science facility. Science faculty are looking
at plans that were created by Design Partners who have designed it to be energy
- A letter will be mailed out to all Chancellor’s Advisory
Council members seeking 100% participation in donations to the UH
Foundation Centennial Campaign which will become public on August 29,
2007. The request will be coming from Clyde, Dorvin and Richard.
- The MCC Culinary Arts faculty are marketing local products
and sustainability. They will issue reusable bags to faculty at convocation
and will cease to use plastic bags in Pa`ina by the end of September.
Marty asked if our culinary faculty cooked with a certain regional flair
that could be used to market the program. The answer was no, not at this
time. Students are given a broad education in the culinary arts program.
- A commercial management services contract is being developed
to manage all of the culinary facility assets including services to the
students living in our student housing.
- A collaboration with Pacific Radio Group is in the works
allowing us to have students to generate content for Ipods, Iphones, etc.
Roy and Hilda Takayama are interested in helping to create a digital media
program. Peter Martin wants more information on Maui to get out into the
community so we are working on creating a new show on cable T.V.
- Bill Wong questioned the strength in faculty to push a
4-year program in accounting. Additional faculty would be hired
- Earl Stoner has been approached to enlist help from the
Weinberg Foundation to support our oral health program. A reception will
be held in September for Maui dentists giving them a tour of the mobile
- Improvements in record retention is a focus this year.
Upcoming Events: The following events are coming up:
- 10/27 Noble Grape
- 10/30 Planned Giving Seminar
- 11/15 Reception for the Board of Regents
Next Meeting: October 15,