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A Higher Education Summit for Hawai‘i

National experts joined community leaders in Honolulu Sept. 10, 2010, to discuss how higher education can improve Hawai‘i’s ability to compete in the 21st-century global economy.


Opening Remarks
Daniel Akaka, Mazie Hirono, M.R.C. Greenwood

University Planning
Linda Johnsrud on University of Hawai‘i initiatives

Keynote Address
Martha Kanter on Hawai‘i’s efforts and national goals

State Perspective
Linda Lingle value of educational investment

Keynote Address
James Duderstadt on research and development

Keynote Address
Dennis Jones on increasing productivity

Discussion Workgroups
Ideas to advance graduation, jobs and innovation

Stimulus Grant Announcement

U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye announced via video message that the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded the University of Hawai‘i System $36 million in grants to enhance Hawai‘i’s educational broadband capabilities in schools and libraries statewide and expand UH’s distance learning network.


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Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. | Bank of Hawai‘i Foundation | Harold K.L. Castle Foundation | First Hawaiian Bank Foundation | The Queen’s Medical Center | Jay Shidler | Weinman Innovation Fund | University of Hawai‘i Foundation | University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly

Additional support provided by—
Gebco Hawai‘i | National Center for Higher Education Management Systems | Policy and Global Affairs Division at the National Academies | UH Rainbowtique

Co-hosted by the Hawai‘i State Legislature Senate and House Committees on Higher Education

E Kamakani Hou Coverage