Pacific Business News - Molokai Ranch has sold a 3.2-acre parcel of land in Kaunakakai to the University of Hawai'i for expansion of the adjacent Maui College Molokai Education Center, Molokai Properties Ltd. reported on Aug. 23. Molokai Properties does business as Molokai Ranch.
About 250 students attend the Molokai campus, where they can pursue certificate and associate degrees in seven majors for UH Maui College.
"This purchase will eventually expand the college's Molokai Education Center and strengthen our capacity to provide more higher education and economic opportunities," UH Maui College Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto said in a release. "Critical to this outcome will be community input to realistically leverage public and private resources to create new possibilities for Molokai."
Sakamoto added that the school would begin the long-range planning process.
"UH Maui College on Molokai provides great opportunities for our community, and we couldn't be more pleased to play a role in their expansion through this sale," said Clay Rumbaoa, CEO of the 54,000-acre Molokai Ranch. "We look forward to being able to partner with them in the future to bring specialty workshops and other activities to the residents of Molokai."