UH Board of Regents Approve Lease of Cannon Club for use by the Culinary Institute of the Pacific

Other items approved include UH law school dean appointment and release of football and volleyball season tickets to 'Ahahui Koa Anuenue

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Mar 14, 2003

The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) at its monthly meeting held today approved the appointment of a new dean for the William S. Richardson School of Law (separate release), the release of more than 25,000 football and volleyball season tickets to ʻAhahui Koa Ānuenue, and a 65-year lease agreement for the Cannon Club as the site for the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

The Cannon Club site will provide expansion opportunities for the Culinary Institute of the Pacific to develop additional facilities for advanced programs that go beyond the two-year programs currently offered at the community colleges in culinary arts. The lease will be at a cost of $1 per year plus a one-time cost of $440,000 to reimburse the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The BOR also approved the release of 22,778 football season tickets and 3,500 women‘s volleyball season tickets to the University of Hawaiʻi Athletic Department‘s master booster and fundraising organization, ʻAhahui Koa Ānuenue (AKA). The season tickets will be made available to the public by AKA as part of its fundraising efforts for the athletic department through its reorganized membership program.

Beginning this year, the additional season tickets will first be made available to current season ticket holders with a contribution (premium fee) of $100, $75, $45, $30, or $25 in designated sections of Aloha Stadium for football, and a contribution of $60 in designated sections of the Stan Sheriff Center. There will be no premium fee charged to students for students‘ season tickets, and UH faculty and staff will receive a 50-percent discount off the premium seat donation.In other action, the BOR approved a new graduate assistant stipend schedule that will go into effect on July 1, 2003, and brings the university‘s stipend schedule more in line with scales paid by competing universities. The schedule ranges from $13,296 to $18,198 for nine-month personnel and $15,552 to $21,288 for 11-month personnel. Qualifications such as areas of expertise, type of research project, level of study (master‘s vs. doctorate), and other factors will determine what step graduate assistants are brought in on.

Also approved was the amendment to BOR policy on graduate education that allows for a separate graduate division at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. The Hilo campus already offers four master‘s degree programs and is currently in the process of reviewing a master‘s degree program in Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies. Under the previous BOR policy, responsibility for graduate programs was vested in the Graduate Division at UH Mānoa. The amended policy now transfers responsibility for graduate education at UH Hilo to the chancellor and graduate faculty of that campus.