As a new faculty at Kauai Comm. College I am fulfilling a life long dream to live and work here. Unfortunately, as a new faculty, I am not eligible for promotion for several years. The salary I receive may prohibit me staying long enough to get promoted. We already have issues with retention and recruitment due to salary. Please consider the above statement (“Hawaii residents with a UH degree earn more over their lifetime than those who don’t pursue higher education. Investing in the recruitment and retention of quality UH faculty is an investment in our students and Hawaii’s future.”) on higher education. We need good teachers! We need to keep the ones we have as well!

S. M. Ehlers, MSN

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