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Transformation of Hawaii college into university forges ahead.

KAHULUI, Hawaii -- The transformation of Maui Community College into the University of Hawaii-Maui is expected to be completed by the fall of 2003 or the fall of 2004, at the latest.

But Maui Community College Provost Clyde Sakamoto, who is in charge of the change, says the accreditation process for the new school would take at least six years.

Last September, University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle assigned Sakamoto to plan the process of turning the Valley Isle's two-year community college into a four-year university.

Sakamoto told the Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui on Friday that UH-Maui's first offerings would be a bachelor's degree in applied business and information technology.

A limited number of bachelor's degrees are already offered through the University of Hawaii Center on Maui.

But Sakamoto said the creation of a four-year institution on Maui is still critical.

The community college component would continue to offer its associate degree programs and other technical degrees and certificates, he said.
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Publication:Community College Week
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Date:Sep 16, 2002
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