Higher Education Public Forum Scheduled for West Hawaii

University of Hawaiʻi
Kelli Abe Trifonovitch, (808) 228-8108
Director of Communications & Outreach, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Dec 1, 2014


A public forum to discuss higher education in West Hawai‘i will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria. 

The forum is open to the West Hawai‘i community.  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their vision for Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui, which is scheduled to open in Fall 2015.

University of Hawai‘i President David Lassner and Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton will participate in the forum. They will share details about the University of Hawai’i’s current presence in West Hawai‘i, as well as plans for the future.

Peter Hoffmann, a West Hawai‘i resident and a member of the University of Hawai‘i’s Board of Regents, is convening the meeting.

Hoffmann said, "I am very pleased that the community has this opportunity to discuss higher education possibilities with President Lassner and to become better aware of the great potential that the opening of Pālamanui will have for the residents of West Hawai'i."

UH President David Lassner said, "We look forward to the opening of Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui and the opportunities this will provide residents as a gateway to the statewide University of Hawai‘i System."