Monday, September 9, 2013

University of Hawai'i Maui College

An article by Nanea Kalani in the Honolulu Star Advertiser highlights the expanding mission and success of the University of Hawai'i Maui College in recent years.  Kalani notes the importance of the change in name from Maui Community College in 2010.  The institution had previously served as one of seven community colleges in the ten campus University of Hawai'i system.

The University of Hawai'i was founded as the Maui Vocational School established in 1931. In 1958 the Department of Public Instruction authorized the name change to Maui Technical School. In 1964, the Hawai'i State Legislature enacted the Community College Act establishing a statewide community college system under the University of Hawai'i and Maui Technical School was incorporated into this system on July 1, 1965.  The institution was authorized in 1966 to confer the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees and the name was change to Maui Community College.