- Donald Straney will be appointed Chancellor of UH-Hilo for 3 years with a monthly salary of $25,542 (Temporary salary adjustment: $23,756).
- Rockne Freitas will be the Vice President for Student Affairs and University and Community Relations with a monthly salary of $18,750 (Temporary salary adjustment: $17,438).
- Noreen Yamane will be the Interim Chancellor at Hawaii Community College for a year with a monthly salary of $12,084 (Temporary salary adjustment: $11,240).
The act will establish a Education Jobs Fund of $23 Billion to assist in the retention and recruitment of post-secondary faculty and k-12 teachers. This will assist in states that cannot maintain jobs that were funded through the stimulus funds and it allows the creation of new jobs. For Hawaii this could mean creating or keeping 200 faculty positions and 1000 K-12 teaching jobs. The Education Jobs Fund has already passed the House of Representatives. In order for it to be considered it must be placed in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill now sitting in the Senate appropriations Committee which is chaired by Senator Inouye. Please send an email to http://inouye.senate.gov and request that he support S3206 and incorporate it into the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill.
Faculty and their families can go online to www.neilabercrombie.com/tickets to purchase tickets for this event.
Representative Glenn Wakai (Moanalua Valley, Moanalua, and Salt Lake) is seeking to give greater attention to a little known Hawaii 2005 law that encourages state employees to donate bone marrow and organs. The law provides that state employees may have up to one month of non-deductible sick leave for participating in these programs.