Chancellor Hinshaw appointed to national Energy Initiative Advisory Committee

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 22, 2009

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw has been appointed by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), formerly known as the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), to serve on its Energy Initiative Advisory Committee.

The 15-member committee consists of two subcommittees, a Technical Group and an Advocacy Group, which includes public university presidents and chancellors from across the country.

As Chancellor of UH Mānoa—a land, sea and space grant institution—Hinshaw was selected for her background and experience in higher education and science. Energy independence is one of the key items on the national agenda, and America‘s public and land-grant universities are a critical resource in achieving this goal. Also, local, state and federal leaders from Hawaiʻi continue to play a major role in this endeavor, so having the State of Hawaiʻi involved is important.

In her role, Hinshaw will provide leadership and advice to help advance sustainability, a critical issue for UH Mānoa and the state of Hawaiʻi. The new initiative is intended to maximize and advance the contributions of public research universities to the energy independence effort.

"The advantage of serving on such a committee is that UH Mānoa, along with our partners within the UH System and Hawaiʻi, will play a key role in generating solutions in addressing this critical issue," said Hinshaw. "In addition, participation in such national efforts helps to provide insight into initiatives that are working elsewhere, which our university could incorporate into our practices."

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