UHPA Organizational (Archives)

Message from UHPA Executive Director Christian Fern and UH Vice President Don Straney on behalf of the UHPA-UH Joint Workgroup

Last week, the Temporary Remote Teaching Workgroup—a combined effort of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly and UH administrators—met to review the support and resources available to faculty preparing for the transition to working with students who were not on campus. Several recent proclamations from the Governor and Mayors probably made your preparations more challenging. This week, we have been monitoring the initial stages of implementing last week’s planning on each of the 10 UH campuses. The initial reports are that you [...]

UHPA MODIFIED OPERATIONS

Due to the unprecedented situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as Mayor Caldwell’s Emergency Order No. 2020-02 (COVID-19 [Novel Coronavirus]) Stay at home/Work from home order, UHPA is modifying its operations to ensure that we can continue to fully service and represent our Faculty Members in the most efficient and transparent manner. UHPA’s normal business hours will remain unchanged; operating Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. In order to honor social distancing, a few of UHPA support staff [...]

2020-04-03T19:40:18-10:00March 24, 2020|COVID19, Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

2020 UHPA Board of Directors’ Election

In accordance with the UHPA Bylaws, the UHPA Nominations & Elections Committee is charged with preparing a list of nominees for the 2020 Board of Directors’ Election. On April 3, 2020, all UHPA Active members of the relevant constituency units (Honolulu CC, Kapiolani CC, Windward CC & UH-Manoa) will receive an email notice with voting information and instructions on voting electronically. A link to all candidates’ biographical information and personal statements will also be provided. The voting period for the UHPA Board [...]

2020-03-12T11:32:05-10:00March 12, 2020|BOD, Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

UHPA Appoints Dwight Takeno

Dwight Takeno Named Associate Executive Director of University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) Dwight Takeno, who has nearly 30 years of human resources, public administration and union leadership experience, has been named an Associate Executive Director with the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), the union representing 3,700 faculty across 10 University of Hawaii campuses statewide. His appointment became effective Feb. 10, 2020. “We are fortunate to have someone of Dwight’s caliber as part of our team,” said Christian Fern, UHPA Executive [...]

2020-02-11T11:36:59-10:00February 11, 2020|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

Happy New Year!

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! Welcome, 2020! It’s a new year and a new decade, and UHPA members remain committed to being a vital part of our community. We are an organization that is accustomed to tackling challenges head on. Securing, protecting and upholding the rights of faculty has many challenges. UHPA members continue to be front and center in the fray. You have proven to be nimble, agile and tenacious. Our faculty make our campuses, our state and the world a better place. [...]

2019-12-23T14:32:38-10:00January 1, 2020|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

Aloha Kākou! Message From Christian Fern, Executive Director

Aloha Kākou! It is an honor and privilege to be serving as Executive Director of the University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly (UHPA). I appreciate the Board of Directors’ vote of confidence by selecting me to succeed Kris Hanselman to build upon the solid foundation she, and her predecessor J.N. Musto, have established. I owe a debt of gratitude to Kris for providing me the opportunity to work with her over the past five years. My appreciation for the role and work of [...]

2019-11-30T18:21:27-10:00December 1, 2019|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

Christian Fern Named Executive Director

Christian Fern Named Executive Director of University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) UHPA board of directors unanimously voted Christian Fern as the new executive director, effective December 1, 2019. Fern, who has served as an associate executive director with UHPA since July 2015, succeeds Kristeen Hanselman, who joined UHPA in December 2007. Hanselman will continue to serve as executive director, a position she has held for the past four years, to ensure a smooth leadership transition. “We began to discuss the [...]

2024-02-21T16:58:11-10:00October 23, 2019|BOD, Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

Political Action Fund Objection

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) has an active Political Endorsement Committee that has participated in state & federal elections through political endorsements, contributions to candidates and independent expenditures on behalf of our endorsed candidates. The UHPA Board of Directors has taken action to allocate from the dues of all UHPA Active members an amount of $5.00 a month to be placed in a Political Action Fund. The Fund will be subject to the accounting requirements and used for purposes consistent [...]

2019-07-10T09:41:37-10:00July 9, 2019|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|
Go to Top