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Rose Tseng, Ph. D.

Chancellor, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

April 24, 2006

UH Hilo’s Identity

Sense of Place



sense of place

Sense of Place

Our programs take advantage of our island’s rich and natural environment



  • Astronomy
  • Conservation Biology
  • Geology
  • Marine Science
  • Anthropology
  • Environmental
  • Studies
  • Geography
  • Arts
  • Performing
  • Arts
  • Hawaiian
  • Language
  • Hawaiian
  • Studies
  • Cross Cultural
  • Health Care
  • Transcultural
  • Nursing
  • Teacher’s
  • Education
  • Tropical
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Business/Tourism
  • Cross Cultural
  • Communication


  • UH Hilo Ranked 6th nationally in diversity – US News World Report
  • 68% First-Generation Students
  • 63% Students receive financial aid


From Liberal Arts to World-Class Comprehensive University

Transform Our Community, Big Island and State’s Economic Base

World Class Comprehensive University
  • Excels in
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Degrees
  • Applied Science Research
Integrate science, culture, & technology

to transform students of Hawai’i

to meet global challenges



UH System

Big Island

UH Hilo


State of Hawai`i


High Quality Undergraduate Liberal Arts and Professional Programs

College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management

  • Areas of Specialization
  • Agribusiness
  • Agroecology &
  • Environmental Quality
  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Crop Protection
  • General Agriculture
  • Tropical Horticulture
  • Certificates:
  • Equine Science
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Tropical Forestry
College of Arts and Sciences

23 Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees

5 Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees

12 Certificate Programs

4 Masters Programs

Masters of Education (MEd)

MA China-US Relations

MA Counseling Psychology

MS Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science

Bachelor of Business Administration BBA

BA Economics

BS Accounting

3 Certificate Programs

Business Administration


International Studies & Tourism Concentration

Accredited AACSB International – Jan. 2005

Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani

College of Hawaiian Language

BA Hawaiian Studies

Certificate Hawaiian Language & Basic Hawaiian Culture

MA Hawaiian Language & Literature

Kahuawaiola Hawaiian Medium Teacher Education Program


Certificate Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization

MA Indigenous Language, Culture & Education

Ph D. Hawaiian and Indigenous Language & Culture Revitalization

a increase educational capital of the state
A. Increase Educational Capital of the State
  • UH Hilo continues to create a quality environment that facilitates student development and student success
  • Need resources to support enrollment, high quality programs and enhance services to students
Requests to Increase the Educational Capital of the State:
  • Operations of the Student Life Center and the Science & Technology Building
  • Increase Hawaii Resident Enrollment
  • Advising and Counseling Services for Students
  • Student Exchange Abroad Opportunities
  • Library Services
  • Marketing and Alumni
B. Expand Workforce Development
  • Hawaii needs more teachers, nurses, computer scientists, engineer technologists and social workers
  • UH Hilo continues to refine and strengthen our programs to respond to Hawaii’s shortage areas
Requests to expand programs to enhance Hawaii’s professional workforce development:
  • Social Work
  • Business & Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Engineering Technology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Pharmacy
  • Environmental Biology
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Agriculture
C. Assist in Economic Diversification

UH Hilo embraces opportunities for dynamic community engagement and values and develops partnerships

SBDC – Small Business Development Center

Hawaii Innovation Center

PACRC – Pacific Aquaculture Coastal Research Center

UH Hilo’s Economic Impact
  • Direct UHH Total Economic Impact
  • Expenditure $100.82M $144.2M
  • Employment 486 jobs 2,722 jobs
Requests to enhance economic diversification:
  • `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
  • North Hawaii Education and Research Center
  • Athletics
  • Office of Research – Graduate Program Directors
  • Marketing and Public Relations
D. Address Underserved Region/Population
  • Highest unemployment rate and highest percentage of persons in poverty

Hawaii County is the most ethnically and culturally diverse in the United States

UH Hilo is committed to meet the educational, social and economic needs of our students, community and the state of Hawai`i

Requests to outreach and enhance the underserved population:
  • Native Hawaiian Students Support Programs
  • Filipino Studies
  • Tutorial Services
  • Pacific Island Student Support Programs
  • Transfer Students
  • North Hawaii Education Research Center
  • `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i
E. Other Urgent Priorities

UH Hilo continues to need resources to meet legal mandates, essential operation costs and build critical organizational infrastructures

Request for Other Urgent Priorities
  • Title IX Compliance
  • Utilities
  • Reorganization / Critical infrastructure
  • Students Mental & Physical Health Care
  • Vehicle Leasing
uh hilo students are engaged and participate in their learning
UH Hilo Students are Engaged and Participate in their Learning
  • Work side-by-side on research with professors
  • Internships and volunteerism
  • Student government leaders work with administration in promoting initiatives for our university
ways we will increase student participation and success
Ways We Will Increase Student Participation and Success
  • Increase Tutorial Services
  • Increase Study Abroad Opportunities
  • Enrich Campus Life with Extracurricular Activities/Events (Student Life Center)
  • State of the art Laboratories (Science and Technology Building) to support science education


how will uh hilo know we have succeeded

How Will UH Hilo Know We Have Succeeded?

UH Hilo’s success is evident and can be measured by:



Student Satisfaction Survey

Program Review

SAT Scores

External Grants
  • Nursing – NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission)
  • College of Business and Economics International Accreditation AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • WASC Accreditation


Headcount enrollment measured 3,422 for Fall 2005, a 4.1% increase over the previous fall semester, and a new historical high enrollment

FTE Enrollment measured increased 4.4% to reach 2,904, also a new historical high

Since Fall 1997, headcount enrollment has increased 29.7%, while FTE enrollment has increased 33.6%

Student Satisfaction
  • 87% of Students
  • 91% of Alumni

Rated their educational experience as good or excellent

program review
Program Review
  • 15 Program Reviews Completed
  • 5 Program Reviews in Progress
  • External Reviewers
Nursing – NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission)
  • College of Business and Economics: AACSB International Accreditation (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business)
WASC Final Report, June 2004 -

"The team commended the University for its bold vision of service to the Hawaiian community and for its progress in transforming its mission to

transform itself from a liberal arts college to a comprehensive university that serves the workforce needs of Hawaii. "

We will know we have succeeded when our enrollment and retention rates continue to increase and we improve our graduation rates
  • Community Satisfaction of Economic & Social Development
  • Increase of Research Dollars
  • Increase of Private Donations
  • Increase of Job Placement
how will uh hilo fund new initiatives

How Will UH Hilo Fund New Initiatives?

General Funds

Tuition Fees and Special Funds

Private Funds / Foundation Funds

Federal Funds

User Fee Funds

uh hilo biennium 2007 09 requests
UH Hilo Biennium 2007-09 Requests

FY 07-08 FY 08-09

  • Expand workforce development 1,398,750 2,387,000
  • To increase educational capital of the state 1,544,540 3,020,702
  • Address underserved region population 232,500 285,000
  • Assist in economic diversification 514, 184 563,483
  • Other urgent priorities 1,272,1951,569,857

Total $6,556,253 $10,468,288

Building Partnerships
  • Federal
  • NSF – EPSCoR Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
  • NSF- STEM Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • NASA- ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i
  • NIH-RIMI Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions
  • Title IX (Gender Equity in Sports)
  • USDA-Agriculture Research Service Forestry
  • USGS-U.S. Geological Survey (Department of Interior)
  • NIOSH-National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (Center for Disease Control)
  • LS-AMP-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Programs
  • PEARL-Pacific Education and Assessment Research Laboratory
  • County & State
  • Student Life & Events Center
  • Science & Technology Building
  • Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resource Center
  • Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
  • University Park of Science & Technology

UH System

  • Community
  • Hawai‘i Island Economic Development Board
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Office of Mauna Kea Management
  • North Hawai‘i Education and Research Center
  • Advisory Boards
  • Association of Alumni & Friends
  • Business, Industry & International
  • Waiakea Villas/Hilo Lagoon Centre
  • Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center
  • Hawai`i Innovation Center at Hilo
  • China-U.S. Center
  • KIAA-Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association
Rose Tseng, Ph. D.

Chancellor, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

April 24, 2006