"The UH Cancer Center is not responsible for any of the annual UH shortfall recently described by Chancellor Apple," said Carbone in a statement to Hawaii News Now Sunday.
"The amount received by UH Manoa as overhead on grants earned by UH Cancer Center faculty is about equal to the amount provided to the Cancer Center in its budget. Further, the annual operations expenses are less than its reserves, resulting in a positive bottom line," Carbone wrote.
UH figures released to Hawaii News Now a year ago showed the amount of UH Manoa tuition money used to support the Cancer Center went up from $676,981 in fiscal year 2009 to $770,702 in fiscal year 2013.
As Hawaii News Now first reported July 17, Apple ordered a $10 million-a-year budget cut for this year and next, equal to 2.5 percent of the money UH Manoa receives from state taxpayers and tuition annually.
As part of those cuts, Apple announced a hiring freeze and said any units that ended the fiscal year in the red would fall under special monitoring and deans would be expected to develop a plan to move them out of the red.
Apple said those changes were needed to stop UH Manoa from drawing down about $20 million in reserves every year to cover its debts.
When Apple was appointed in June 2012, his $439,008 salary was more than then-UH president Greenwood, who was being paid $427,512 a year.
In a memo to the UH Board of Regents asking them to approve Apple’s hiring, Greenwood noted that the five-year term of the deal was an “exception to board policies, which permit initial appointments of up to three years for academic leaders.”
“The duration of this appointment reflects my assessment that the UH Manoa campus needs to be assured of sustained, continuous leadership in order to continue to achieve its academic goals,” Greenwood wrote in the May 2012 memo.
Apple was hired from the University of Delaware, where he spent three years as provost and four years before that as the dean of Arts and Sciences. Prior to Delaware, he spent 14 years at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in New York state, where he was vice provost, dean of graduate education, dean of the chemistry department and a chemistry professor.
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