Commentary: Tell UH President West Hawaii Needs a Real College

From Sherry Bracken:
There is a significant need for higher education close to home in West Hawaii to serve the population between Waimea and Ka’u.  Recently, UH President David Lassner said there is no plan for the Palamanui Community College to be either a two- or a four-year accredited institution.
On Thursday, December 11, at Kealakehe High School cafeteria at 5:30, Dr. Lassner will talk to the public about the vision for higher education in West Hawaii.  He will be joined by John Morton, head of the Hawaii Community College System,  UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney and West Hawaii’s head of the community college, Marty Fletcher, and Hawaii Community College chancellor Noreen Yamane.    University of Hawaii Regent Pete Hoffmann has arranged this meeting.
The public is invited to come, listen, and ask questions.  If you have questions you wish to submit in advance, please send them to moderator Sherry Bracken,  preferably by Wednesday night, at

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