UH Board of Regents appoint Kim, receive $11.1 million in grants

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Feb 16, 2001

The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents today approved the appointmentof Karl E. Kim to be Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairsat UH Manoa. Kim is currently a professor in the College of Social Sciencesand chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He fills theposition formerly held by Thomas T. Bopp, who is returning to his facultyposition as a professor of chemistry.

Kim has been at UH Manoa since 1987 after receiving his doctorate atMIT. He has been a member of the Manoa Neighborhood Board and was a PacificCentury Fellow in 1997. His appointment is effective February 20.

In other business

The Board accepted $11.1 million in gifts and research and training grantsreceived during the one-month period through January 15, 2001. For theyear-to-date, the value of such external funding coming into the universityis $119 million, about 8 percent more than such funding received last year. The one-month figure includes $675,950 in grants to UH Hilo.

The Board also approved a lease with the Agribusiness Development Corporationto operate the UH-owned papaya disinfestation facility on Kauaʻi.