Senate Special Committee on Accountability to Discuss Findings from Informational Briefings on UH

Honolulu –  The Senate Special Committee on Accountability will be holding an informational briefing to discuss its findings and recommendations resulting from the informational briefings that looked into the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawaii, including but not limited to the University of Hawaii’s athletics program.  The briefing will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in conference room 221 at the State Capitol.

“We will be discussing the committee report which outlines our findings and recommendations after hearing more than thirteen hours of testimony from University officials, UH Board of Regents, Jim Donovan, attorneys and all others who came before the committee,” said Senator Donna Mercado Kim, chair of the Senate Special Committee on Accountability.  “We hope the University will take the recommendations that we will make into serious consideration in order to move forward in restoring the public’s trust and support.”

The Senate Special Committee on Accountability held two hearings, on September 24, 2012, and October 2, 2012, in response to public concern over issues regarding the University of Hawaii in the wake of the failed Stevie Wonder concert fundraiser.

No public testimony will be accepted at the informational briefing.

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the informational briefing (i.e., sign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 587-7200 to make a request for arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the briefing.  Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.