KAHULUI >> University of Hawaii President Evan S. Dobelle said he is looking at building 1,000 additional rooms for those attending Maui Community College, as a way of attracting more out-of-state and international students.
Dobelle proposes more
Maui dorm rooms
By Gary T. Kubota
Dobelle, who spoke to students at the college yesterday, said the accommodations would enable the college to attract students who pay full tuition and help to generate more revenues for Maui.
"What I'm talking about is capturing a permanent tourist, who is an out-of-state student," he said.
Dobelle has assigned Maui Community College Provost Clyde Sakamoto to develop proposals for the expansion.
The college currently has a little more than 40 students who live on campus.
Maui college student 3singingeagles Grady told Dobelle that a number of students, including herself, have been homeless in the past and that there should be a plan to meet their needs.
A student pays $997 a semester for a dormitory room at the Maui campus.
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