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Senate panel on UH's Wonder blunder broadens its reach

By Star Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:25 p.m. HST, Sep 19, 2012


Former University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw and Stan Sheriff Center manager Rich Sheriff have been added to the list of people asked to appear Monday before the state Senate Special Committee on Accountability.

In addition, committee chairwoman Sen. Donna Mercado Kim's office said a follow-up session is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 2.

The five-member committee said it will "review the oversight, accountability and transparency of the operational and financial management of UH" in the wake of the Stevie Wonder concert debacle.

UH President M.R.C. Greenwood, Board of Regents Chairman Eric Martinson, former athletic director Jim Donovan and representatives of the Cade Schutte law firm, who compiled a UH-commissioned report on the Wonder case, had previously been requested to appear.

Monday's meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. in State Capitol room 211. 

'Olelo Channel FOCUS 49 said it will air the hearing live and in its entirety. On-demand viewing of the hearing will be available through ‘Olelonet, the online archive at www.olelo.org.






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iwanaknow wrote:
This is just Kabuki Theater....................look away people, move on............there is nothing here to see. We will never see that $200,000 again in our lifetime. Chalk it up to a verrrrrrry expensive experience.
on September 19,2012 | 01:37PM
onwardupward wrote:
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on September 19,2012 | 02:27PM
dalawyer wrote:
I wonder what other skeletons will fall out of the UH closets? Greenwood, Apple, Hinshaw, Dobelle, Frazier, Martinson, Todo, etc. are good ingredients for a financial disaster! They've cost the university millions of dollars!
on September 19,2012 | 02:36PM
Ripoff wrote:
Fire rotten apple and deadwood...glad frazier is gone too. Hinshaw? hmm....well might as well get rid of her too...
on September 19,2012 | 02:47PM
bender wrote:
HInshaw is gone, with a golden parachute.
on September 20,2012 | 05:39AM
mitt_grund wrote:
She retired but is coming back to another job MRC created for her. So, no she hasn't gone away completely.
on September 20,2012 | 08:12AM
gsc wrote:
Dear Senate Panel, Please be Fair but Firm, these people are spending taxpayers money foolishly !
on September 19,2012 | 03:01PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Dear Santa, please eat the cookies and drink the milk but don't make too much noise when you put my new lamborghini in the drive way.
on September 19,2012 | 03:13PM
boshio wrote:
Donna, don't let up, get to the bottom of this fiasco. Be sure all who are responsible are identified to the public, especially the BOR whose house is clearly "broken" and in need of repairs.
on September 19,2012 | 03:19PM
Bean808 wrote:
This is free campaigning for the legislators on the panel. Maybe some will get a lot of milage out of these hearing.
on September 19,2012 | 03:18PM
hapaguy wrote:
Or maybe they might just find out what actually happened and find out who is responsible.....
on September 19,2012 | 03:40PM
turbolink wrote:
Will be fascinating to hear how a couple senior folks will spin inconsistent stories...like what they knew and when they knew it...TV news version and internal investigation version.
on September 19,2012 | 03:59PM
false wrote:
What ever happened to the local promoter, Bob Peyton, who acted as middle man for this fiasco? Is he off the hook? You never hear his name mentioned anymore. Why hasn't he also been summoned?
on September 19,2012 | 04:07PM
fstop wrote:
Because the panel does not have subpoena power...why would he show up?
on September 19,2012 | 11:42PM
Anonymous wrote:
The UH administrators just have to answer four basic questions(they can even consider it a take-home quiz so they can come prepared): 1) Describe the protocols that are currently in place that should have prevented something like this from happening; 2) Who breached the protocols?; 3) What consequences have been doled out?; 4)How do we ensure that this will not happen again? If the committee gets straight answers to those four questions, I think they can pat themselves on the back for a job well-done. Of course it will be a different story for the UH lobbyists who have to seek money from the Senators next year. That will be a tough sell.
on September 19,2012 | 04:12PM
Dawg wrote:
If no one wants to take the blame, we need to place the blame and I hope Manoa's leadership becomes better for being held accountable.
on September 19,2012 | 04:30PM
iwanaknow wrote:
People, people, people, just suck it up and move on..............these are high priced powerful people you are messing with and they will tell you black is white and white is black to smooth the waters.
on September 19,2012 | 07:07PM
ejkorvette wrote:
YEAH, YIPPEE, WOOHOO, YAHOOOOO! LUCK YOU LIVE HAWAII!!!
on September 20,2012 | 03:45AM
bender wrote:
I tend to agree. I think they're setting the stage for a whitewash job.
on September 20,2012 | 05:43AM
localguy wrote:
Remember, the hearings will also be simocast on The Comedy Channel due to the content of the hearings, all of the UH Clowns will be there, dressed in full clown garb, speaking and acting like clowns. This is what UH does with tax payer and student tuition, waste it on excessive salaries, perks, bennies for the upper staff levels. Telling everyone else to "Eat Cake." We need "The Donald" to hold this meeting in his board room, the results obvious to clueless management, "Your're Fired!!"
on September 20,2012 | 06:40AM
Tanuki wrote:
Is UH Legal Financial Counsel Darolyn Lendio on the list? If not she should be!
on September 20,2012 | 10:37AM
localguy wrote:
UH Wasting More Taxpayer & Student Tuition Money? Just in the news, Greenwood may be committing more UH money to retain Honolulu attorney Robert S. Katz and his firm, Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris, to help prepare for Monday's state Senate hearing, the school confirmed today. Greenwood, please tell me you and your involved staff are using your personal funds to cover this expense. Greenwood, please tell taxpayers and your students you would never waste their money to coverup your willful management failures. Greenwood, please tell us you are considering resigning due to your willful management failures. This is the right thing to do, take responsibility and leave. No bonus, nothing, you have not earned it. Just say goodbye.
on September 20,2012 | 11:52AM
localguy wrote:
UH Wasting More Taxpayer & Student Tuition Money? Just in the news, Greenwood may be committing more UH money to retain Honolulu attorney Robert S. Katz and his firm, Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris, to help prepare for Monday's state Senate hearing, the school confirmed today. Greenwood, please tell me you and your involved staff are using your personal funds to cover this expense. Greenwood, please tell taxpayers and your students you would never waste their money to coverup your willful management failures. Greenwood, please tell us you are considering resigning due to your willful management failures. This is the right thing to do, take responsibility and leave. No bonus, nothing, you have not earned it. Just say goodbye.
on September 20,2012 | 11:51AM
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