Purpose First Convening, Indianapolis, IN, June 2017

Purpose First Convening, Indianapolis, IN, 6/17

Representatives from UH Mānoa, Honolulu CC, Kapiʻolani CC, Leeward CC and Hawaiʻi P-20 gathered at the June 2017 Purpose First Convening in Indianapolis, IN, to network with other states working on Purpose First initiatives and link their purpose-driven strategies with partner organizations such as NACADA, AACRAO and NCDA. Purpose First focuses on better aligning academic and career plans from the start of degree or credential program. It includes redesigning academic advising, using relevant tools to connect labor market information to majors, providing career guidance in the curriculum and connecting employers for work-based learning opportunities.


Complete College America honors UH’s STAR and 15 to Finish programs

The University of Hawaiʻi was honored for two of its graduation initiatives that are national models. Before an audience of 600 higher education leaders and advocates from around the country, Complete College America (CCA) announced that UH is the inaugural recipient of two President’s Awards at the national nonprofit’s 2016 annual meeting in San Francisco, California.
UH receiving CCA award

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UH wins Inspired Delivery award at Access to Success

The University of Hawaiʻi’s 15 to Finish campaign was one of two winners in the U.S. Education Delivery Institute’s (EDI) Access to Success (A2S) event. As an Inspired Deliverologist Expert Award (IDEA) winner, UH was credited for system-wide goals that have:

  • awarded 11,278 degrees and certificates, the most in system history
  • exceeded goals for Native Hawaiian student degree attainment
  • almost doubled the goal for number of Pell grants disbursed
  • exceeded the goals for increasing the number of STEM degrees awarded

This is the last A2S meeting, as this five year initiatives comes to an end. Its goal was to reduce in half the gap between freshman and transfers underrepresented and low-income students in graduation rates compared to non-underrepresented minorities and low-income students. It was announced that UH four-year campuses were the only one to achieve this goal for bachelor’s degrees, and the two-year campuses exceeded the goal for low-income students.
UH winners at Access to Success