Senate Committee Looks into UH Oversight, Accountability and Transparency

The following video clips were segmented from the video transcripts of the September 24, 2012 and October 2, 2012 Senate Special Committee on Accountability informational briefings. These videos were shared by Senator Donna Mercado Kim, chair of the Senate Special Committee on Accountability.

During the briefings, the Committee reviewed the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and fiscal management of the University of Hawaii (UH) System, including but not limited to UH’s Athletics Department.  The committee was convened in response to the public’s concern over issues that recently surfaced at UH.

Contracts with law firms retained by the UH for the investigation into the failed Stevie Wonder concert, the timeline of events that led to the failed concert, events leading to the removal of Jim Donovan from his post as UH Athletics Director, public relations staff and contracts, the creation of a director of external affairs and community relations position under the UH Manoa Chancellor’s Office, as well as the UH Board of Regents’ policies were among issues discussed.


Following the Money Trail

This video focuses on the money trail for the funds transferred by the UH to a third party account in Florida. Click here to view the video entitled, Following the Money Trail:

New “No Name” Position Created

This video takes a look at the removal of Jim Donovan from his post as UH Athletics Director and his reassignment to a newly created position in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Office of the Chancellor. Click here to view the video entitled, New “No Name” Position Created:

What is this Costing Taxpayers?

This video shows the investigation into the running cost incurred by UH relating to the failed concert and other relevant costs. Click here to view the video entitled, What is this Costing Taxpayers?:


M.R.C. Greenwood, UH President; Tom Apple, UH Chancellor; Jim Donovan, former UH Athletics Director; Rich Sheriff, Stan Sheriff Center Manager; Dennis Chong Kee, Cades Schutte LLP, “fact finders” into the failed concert to raise money for UH Manoa Athletics Department; Robert Katz and Jeffrey Harris, Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris; Eric Martinson, UH of Regents Chair; James Lee and Carl Carlson, UH Board of Regents Vice Chairs and Coralie Matayoshi, UH Board of Regent, testified before the Committee.

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