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Technical Advisory Committee

Place @ Mānoa

Our Strategic Imperatives


Our student housing availability doubles.

We spend $20 million annually on repair and maintenance.

Our energy consumption is reduced by 20 percent.

  • Promote an understanding of the Native Hawaiian ahupua‘a concept by restoring and managing the Mānoa stream and ecosystem.
  • Create a Hawaiian sense of place on campus through improved landscaping, architectural design, signage, and the creation of gathering spaces.
  • Vigorously recruit students from Asia and the Pacific and foster regional alumni relations.
  • Build on our comparative advantages such as our unparalleled natural resources, cultural diversity, sense of aloha, and excellent reputation.
  • Expand leadership in international affairs, emphasizing Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific.
  • Develop a Mānoa Charter on sustainability to create a green campus and promote stewardship of natural resources.
  • Make the campus bicycle and pedestrian friendly and encourage alternative modes of transportation.
  • Expand and improve on-campus housing services with mixed-use communities.
  • Work with the community to develop a vibrant college town surrounding the Mānoa campus.
  • Maintain exceptional campus facilities that service the diverse social needs of students, faculty, families, and persons with disabilities.