Tag Archives: Hawaii Innovation Initiative

Maui visit

<p>University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood presents the Hawaii Innovation Initiative (HI2) to the Maui Governor's Advisory Council.</p>

HI2-presentation on Maui

University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood presents the Hawaii Innovation Initiative (HI2) to the Maui Governor's Advisory Council.

<p>M.R.C. Greenwood, University of Hawaii president, and JoAnn Inamasu, the governor's representative on Maui, were on the KAOI Radio Morning Show on January 30.</p>

KAOI Radio Morning Show

M.R.C. Greenwood, University of Hawaii president, and JoAnn Inamasu, the governor's representative on Maui, were on the KAOI Radio Morning Show on January 30.

<p>University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood presents the Hawaii Innovation Initiative (HI2) to the Maui Governor's Advisory Council.</p>

HI2-presentation on Maui

University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood presents the Hawaii Innovation Initiative (HI2) to the Maui Governor's Advisory Council.

On January 30, I visited the island of Maui where I was on the KAOI Radio morning show with JoAnn Inamasu, the governor’s representative on Maui. We participated in a one hour show that included discussions and audience call-in questions on Maui, the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College and our Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative (HI2).

Later in the day, I made another HI2 presentation before the Maui Governor’s Advisory Council, a group of community leaders that keeps the state’s executive branch current on Maui issues and concerns. It was a nice and intimate group of about 10, and included representatives from local businesses, organized labor, non-profits and community groups.

Kauai Economic Development Board presentation

Kauai Economic Development Board presentation

I visited Kauaʻi on January 29, where I had the opportunity to present our Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative (HI2) to the Kauaʻi Economic Development Board at the Kauaʻi Marriott in Līhuʻe. About 60 people attended the presentation.

It was an excellent chance to get to know the garden isle’s business and community leaders who have been through the recent recession and are looking beyond today. They had some really productive ideas for Hawaiʻi’s economic and employment future.

While there, I also squeezed in a campus visit to Kauaʻi Community College where I enjoyed catching up with administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Kauai Economic Development Board presentation

Pacific Century Fellows

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The Pacific Century Fellows

I had a wonderful opportunity to meet with this year’s Pacific Century Fellows on September 27. This group is our next generation of leaders and includes State Representative Ty Cullin, and one of our own, University of Hawaiʻi Regent Michael Dahilig.

The Pacific Century Fellows program, based on the White House Fellows Program, was founded by former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann. It aims to develop leaders who will bring with them a greater awareness and sensitivity to the people of Hawaiʻi. Each year, the program brings together a diverse group of approximately 32 of Hawaiʻi’s most promising individuals. The fellows come from all professions and all walks of life.

Through the program, they are encouraged to develop long-term relationships with their senior community and community leaders. I had the privilege of meeting them and presenting my University of Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative (HI2), which strives to double our research funding over the next few years.

Pacific Century Fellows