ASUH Manoa president, students to rally in support of governor's budget

University of Hawaiʻi
Jodi Leong, (808) 492-0597
Dir of Communications, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Jan 10, 2014

Media Advisory

Date:  Monday, January 13, 2014

Time:  11:00 a.m.

Place: State Capitol Rotunda

The president of the Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (ASUH Manoa), members of the ASUH Mānoa Senate and students will gather at the State Capitol Rotunda at 11 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2014 in a show of support for Governor Neil Abercrombie's executive budget unveiled last month.

“I am thankful and happy to see Governor Neil Abercrombie’s support of public higher education in our state. Not only am I happy to see his support of the Board of Regents’ request to restore UH faculty salaries, I am also excited to have the backlog of deferred maintenance be addressed in the upcoming legislative session.  The backlog is a huge priority and something many students want to see improved in their time at UH," said ASUH Mānoa President Richard Mizusawa.

“It is inspiring to see the governor moving toward repairing necessary educational facilities and funding various UH initiatives and to see how the State Legislature and the University Administration can work together. This also encourages me to continue to promote student participation and engagement in this process that will benefit not only the 14,000 students I serve here at UH Mānoa, but also the 60,000 students across the University of Hawai‘i System.”

The executive budget supports numerous requests made by the Board of Regents, including capital improvement requests, the renovation of Kuykendall Hall at UH Mānoa, and other system initiatives.