Oct 31, 2018

Regional e-Notes: October Letter from the Director

Aloha & Happy Halloween!

As revelers celebrate the traditions of this holiday, my team and I are “dusting off the cobwebs” persay as we box up our office and prepare to move our headquarters to the University of Hawaii Manoa campus.

As we prepare for our big move, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Oceanic Institute (OI) of Hawaii Pacific University for serving as CTSA’s primary host institution for the last three decades, and to the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource (CTAHR) for supporting our program in this new chapter. I am also very grateful to Dr. Nicholas Comerford, the Dean of CTAHR and the Chair of CTSA Board of Directors, for his willingness to provide guidance and logistical assistance; he has been instrumental in facilitating our move. Keep an eye out for our interview with Dean Comerford in next month’s e-notes.

While it is bittersweet to leave OI after decades of housing our Center on its beautiful campus in windward Oahu, we are looking forward to expanding CTSA services at our lovely new office in the Agriculture Science building. Our new location on the UH campus will allow us to work closer with CTAHR and also take advantage of access to other departments that may be able to join forces for interdisciplinary research. I believe that both partnership and an integrated approach to new technology is the key to successful aquaculture development in the Pacific region.

Our Center has always been jointly administered by both OI and CTAHR, and we will continue to have a presence at the Institute. If you are on the UH campus, please stop by our new office for a visit!


Cheng-Sheng Lee, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CTSA