As an alum of the UH Manoa (2006, Journalism) and the William S. Richardson School of Law, I fully understand the importance of making sure that Hawai’i maintains a quality higher education system. Throughout my campaign, I have made a point of emphasizing that I want our state to be a place where families can raise their children and not be forced to leave to find a good paying job, or an affordable home, or quality education for their kids. That means ensuring that UH is a first-rate resource for Hawai’i that can provide the education to develop cutting-edge businesses, to protect our unique natural and cultural assets, and to foster the next generation of leaders.
Education has been a top priority of my campaign and, if elected, it will be a top priority in my office. I look forward to working with the university, its faculty, and its students to make sure that UH has the resources and support it needs to provide the quality education that the people of Hawaii need and deserve. This means working with all stakeholders in our university system to make sure we are developing learning environments that account for our unique place in the world while also stressing cooperation, transparency, and accountability.