UHPA Endorses Kalani English, Senate District 7

UHPA is excited to support Senator Kalani English who currently represents Senate District 7.  Senator English served as Vice Chair of the Labor Committee and was extremely helpful to UHPA during the session.  He personally met with the UHPA legislative team along with Senate leadership to discuss the passage of labor bills introduced by UHPA.  He has demonstrated a strong understanding of Chapter 89, the HLRB and the issues facing public unions due to the Janus case before the US Supreme Court.  UHPA believes Senator English will serve the faculty well.

UHPA Endorses David Tarnas, House District 7

With your support UHPA believes David Tarnas will be the next representative for House District 7.  He is a former UH Sea Grant Extension Agent for West Hawai‘i.  He currently serves as an environmental planner on projects for harbors, farms, fishponds and forest plantations.  He is knowledgable in the areas of scientific research facilities and renewable energy projects.  He has served the community in various positions from AYSO to Waimea Community Theater.  David’s vast experiences and knowledge will be a valuable support UHPA faculty and House District 7.

UHPA Endorses Jarrett Keohokalole, Senate District 24

UHPA believes Jarrett will be a strong Senator for UHPA, advocating on behalf of faculty.  Jarrett has demonstrated his knowledge of our issues as a member of the House of Representatives, representing House District 48.  Jarrett is a graduate of the UH William S. Richardson School of Law and focused his work on invasive species policy for DLNR.  He fully understands the need for grants to further the important work that UH provides Hawai‘i as well as obtaining and retaining the best and brightest faculty.  UHPA is pleased to endorse Jarrett Keohokalole for Senate District 24.

UHPA Endorses Lisa Kitagawa, House District 48

Lisa Kitagawa is another newcomer to the Legislature and UHPA is pleased to endorse her.  Although new to the elected side of the legislative process, Lisa has been working at the legislature for Representative Aaron Johnson, Chair of the Labor Committee. Previously Lisa spent 15 years working in various positions at UH and as a member of UHPA; form  CTAHR to Leadership Development and as an APT.  Lisa’s time with UH provided her with insight to the needs of UHPA faculty in areas of facilities, recruitment, retention and grant funding.  Lisa is also up-to-date on Labor issues that are before the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board.  She understands the struggles of protecting Chapter 89 with the Janus case just around the corner.  Lisa’s background will serve her well as an advocate for UHPA and her community.  We are excited to endorse Lisa for House District 48.

UHPA Endorses Scot Matayoshi, House District 49

UHPA endorses another newcomer to the legislative process, Scot Matayoshi, House District 49.  Scot is currently an Associate at the law firm of Schlack Ito.  Scott received his law degree from the University of Hawai‘i’s William S. Richardson School of Law.  He also taught science at Nanakuli Middle School and continues his involvement in education as the President of the Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation.  Scot enjoys serving his community on the Neighborhood Board, VP of the Kaneohe Christmas Parade and member of the Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club.  In his spare time he relaxes at the dojo where he is a blackbelt.  Scot’s background made him an ideal candidate for House District 49, he knows his community well and as a graduate of UH Law School and practicing attorney he has a unique perspective and understanding of the legal issues Janus will have on the UHPA faculty.

UHPA member-only content upgrade to Google Docs is complete

UHPA has completed its transition to Google Docs for all member-only content in a process we began last year.

You will need to have your non-@hawaii.edu email address registered with UHPA. If that address is not already a Gmail account, you’ll need to register your non-@hawaii.edu email address as a Google account which is a simple and no-cost operation that lets you use your existing non-@hawaii.edu email address to access Google Docs.

If you haven’t already done so, Please take the time now to follow a detailed step-by-step how-to page that you can use to confirm your access to our member-only content system on Google Docs.

Of course don’t hesitate to contact our office or email us if you need any assistance.

Faculty rating is highest of recent UH Manoa rankings

The 2018-2019 CWUR World University Rankings report evaluated 18,000 universities worldwide.  Of those, UH Manoa ranked 306, 105 nationally, 245 in influence, 541 in citations and 574 in research output.  A detail not lost on us is that our UH Manoa faculty was ranked at 100, the highest of the ratings for the campus.  It’s nice to see great efforts and great results recognized by all. Congratulations UH Manoa Faculty!

DISASTER RESOURCES

Senator Hirono compiled information on federal resources for Hawaii families impacted by natural disasters. Please share with any members, family or friends who are affected.

https://www.hirono.senate.gov/news/hirono-headlines/federal-resources-for-hawaii-families-impacted-by-natural-disasters