UHPA Endorses Colleen Hanabusa, for Governor
UHPA endorsement is based on faculty input as well as her solid track record of support for public higher education in Hawai‘i. We agreed we need a governor who is predictable, driven by consistent values, decisive, collaborative and has the integrity to keep promises. Concerns such as affordable housing, quality child care and elder care and the cost of living are directly linked to the ability to recruit and retain quality faculty. The UH Faculty has been an economic engine for our state, attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding from national sources that create local jobs and development of practical solutions to pressing issues in our state. Colleen Hanabusa will advocate for ensuring there are the means to build and keep quality faculty that deliver for our students and our islands.