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New Administrator Appointed to DBEDT’s State Energy Office
Carilyn Shon has been appointed administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office, effective July 31. In her new role, Shon will manage, develop, oversee and implement statewide energy programs, policies, and initiatives that support Hawaii’s clean energy transformation.
DBEDT Launches New Student Ambassador Program
DBEDT launched a new program aimed at attracting and promoting more international student exchange in Hawaii. The newly created “Study Hawaii Ambassador Program,” kicked off today with the first group of ambassadors from Yasuda Women’s University in Hiroshima, Japan.
International Students in Hawaii Spent $225 Million in 2016/17
DBEDT released a report today, which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy. DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) created the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) leads the state’s efforts for international student exchange.
DBEDT and Study Hawaii Educational Consortium to Launch New Program for International Student Exchange
MEDIA ADVISORY — DBEDT will launch a new program aimed at attracting and promoting more international student exchange in Hawaii.
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