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UH Report on Stevie Wonder concert

UH Report on Stevie Wonder concert

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The University of Hawaii released a redacted copy of a report by Cades Schutte law firm investigators.
The University of Hawaii released a redacted copy of a report by Cades Schutte law firm investigators.

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DATE:Augu
st
21,
2012
TO:
James
H.
Q.
Lee, Vice
Chair
of
th
e UniversityofH
awa
i'iBoard of Rege
nt
s,
and
M.R.C.Greenwood,
Pr
eside
nt
of
the
University
of
Ha-wai'i
System
FROM:
Dennis
W,
Chong
Keea
ndCalvert
G,
C
hipcha
se("
Factfind
ers")
RE:
Report
ofFa
c
tfind
ers
Regarding
th
e
BenefitConcert
Fac
tfind
ers
make
the
fo
ll
owing
re
por
tr
egardin
g
the
pla
nn
ed
concert
to
benefit
th
e U
ni
vers
it
y
of
H
awa
i'i
("
UR
" or
"Univer
s
ity
")
At
hl
et
icsDepartme
nt
("
Ath
l
etics
"),'
1.
APPOINTMENT OF FACTFINDERS
1.
Bylet
te
r d
ate
d
Jul
y13,2012,Vice
Cha
ir
Lee
andPr
eside
nt
Green'
wood
appointed
Fact
findersto
investiga
te
the
po
ss
ible
inappr
op
ri
ate
management,
pla
nnin
g,
organization
,a
nd
a
dmini
st
ra
tion
of
theben
efit
co
n
cert
sche
dul
ed forAugust1
8,
2012
at
the
S
tan
Sheriff
Center,
andlor
violation
sof [U
ni
versity] policiesa
nd
procedures
or
other
re
l
ated
violation
s
wh
ich
ma
yinvolve
Jam
es
Don
ovan,
III
,
Dir
ect
or
ofAthl
et
ics,
Int
ercoll
egia
te
Athletics,
Univer
s
it
y of H
awai'i
at
Manoa,
and
Richa
rd
She
riff
,
Manager,
Stan
She
ri
ff
Center
,U
ni
versity of
Hawai'i
at
Ma
noa
,a
nd
/o
ro
th
er
indi
vid
ual
s.
Attachment
1(7/1
3/
12l
ette
r).
Fact
findel's
understand
that
the scope
ofth
e
ir
inve
s
tigation
doesn
otinclu
de the
pr
o
pri
ety
of
actio
ns
take
n by
indi
vidualswho
are
not
e
mpl
oyedby the
Univ
ers
it
y or
the
whereabouts
of
thepayment
that
UH
ma
de
in
co
nnectionwit
hthe
co
n
cert.
2.
Factfindel's
were
instruct
edto "meetand in
terv
iew
th
erel
ev
ant
par
'ti
es
a
nd
ap
prop
ria
te witnesses"
a
nd
to
prov
id
ea
report
of t
he
ir
fi
ndi
ngs to ViceChair
Lee
and
P
resident
Gree
nwood.
ld.
3.
Fac
tfind
c
l'
swere
advise
d t
hat
uponcomple
tion
of t
heir
inve
st
i
gat
ion,
th
eUnivers
ity
"wi
ll
determinewhet
h
er
0
1'
not
the
evi
dencedoesor
do
esnot
sup'port theall
egat
ions
and
wh
at
ap
pl'opri
ate
action,
if
any
shouldbetaken
in
1
Th
e
attac
h
ments
to
this
report
didnotaccompany the
initi
al delivct
·y
of
this
report.
Th
e a
tt
achments
will
be
submi
tted
once
they
havebeen
co
mpiled
and
cop-i
ed
.Uponthedelivery
of
the
attac
hm
e
nt
s,this
report
wi
ll
bed
eemed
thefinal
report
of
Factf
indcl's.
 
accordance
with
th
e
provis
ions
ofanyappli
ca
bl
e
co
llective
ba
rgai
ning
agreeme
n
ts
an
d
lo
r
Un
i
vers
i
ty
po
li
cies
andlor
pr
oced
ur
es."
Id.
II.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF
FINDINGS
4.
UH
e
nt
ered
in
to
an
ag
reement
with
to
put
ona
co
n
ce
rtat
the
S
tan
She
riff
Ce
nt
er(
th
e "
Cent
er").5.
Th
e
agree
ment
was
s
tructur
ed asafacilitiesuse
agreement
pur
sua
nt
to
which
re
nt
edthe
Center
fromUH.
Th
e
agreement
hadsev
era
l te
rm
s
tha
t
ar
en
ot
found
in
typicalf
ac
ili
ties
use
ag
reeme
nt
s.6.
Fir
st, event
hou
gh,a
priva
tefor-profitco
rpor
ation,
was
responsi-blef
or
sec
urin
g and
putting
on
th
e
concert
,theconcert
was
st
ate
dtobea
"fund
-raising
benefit"for
At
hl
et
ics.
7.
Second, consiste
nt
with
th
ebenefitconcept,'sre
ntal
fee forthe
Cente
r
was
set
at
10%
of
gross
reve
nu
efromti
cket
sa
l
es
Or
75%of
th
en
et
reven
ue
after
expenses,wh
ichever
w
asgreater
.
8.
Finall
y,
UH
agr
ee
d
to
"ass
ist"
fo
llow
in
gways:
's
prom
ot
ion
of
the concertin
th
ea. Tick
ets
forthe
co
ncel
-t
would
be "pre-sold"
to
Reve
nu
efr
om
the pre-sale of
tick
ets
"
in
th
e amount
of
$225,000"wouldbeusedbytosec
ur
ebefo
re
ti
ck
ets
went on
sa
le to
the
ge
neral
pub
lic.Afterthe
in
itial
pay
m
en
t,couldu
se
re
venue
from all
ticket
sa
les tom
ak
e
additionalpa
yme
n
ts
toorfor
othe
rexpenses.Ineffect,
UH
agre
edto allowto
tak
e
an
ad
va
nce on
the
a
nti
ci
pated
co
n
cert
pr
oceedsto p
ay
for
co
ncert expen
ses
before theshow occu
rre
d.b, UH
co
mmitted
tousi
ng
its
"b
est
ef
fo
r
ts
tohelp
pro
mote the eventOande
ncourage
tick
et
sal
es
,"9,
Fina
ll
y,
to
pro
t
ect
UH
fromanyclaims
"o
nacco
un
t
of
thenon- pe
rf
ormanceof
...
,for
whatev
errea
so
n
,"
wasl'eq
uir
ed to
se
-
cure
cancell
ation
insurance
and to
name
UH
and
additional
ins
ur
eds,10. F
act
findel's
have
n
ot
id
entified
any
delegation
of
au
th
or
ity fl'om the
Mano
a
Cha
n
ce
ll
orto
the
D
ir
ector of
Athlet
icsto
ente
l' i
nt
o a
fa
cilitiesuse
agre
e
ment with ou
tside users.
Sucha
delegatio
n
may
exist,however. 11. Factfin
ders
hav
e
not
identified
an
y
VB
policyt
hataut
horiz
es
an
out
,side
user
to
pay
af
acilities
fee
aft
el' the eve
nt
occurs, UH
po
li
cy
appears
torequire
2
 
the
pa
yme
nt
of
faciliti
es
u
se
f
ees
befor
e
the
eve
nt.
But
a
contrary
policy
orpractice
m
ay
exi
st.
12.F
actf
ind
ershaven
ot
id
e
ntifi
ed
any
VBpolicy th
at
authorizes
or
pro-
hibit
s
UR
from
adva
nci
ng
the
fund
s gener
ate
dfrom
ticket
s
ales
toano
ut
side
user
to
pay
for
expe
n
ses
.13.Arena
Manager
ofthe Cen
te
r RichSh
eri
ff
wa
sthepo
in
t
pe
rsonfor
UH
wi
th
r
espect
to the
planned
co
n
cert.
prese
nted
the
co
n
cert
id
ea
to
Sheriff. Sh
er
iff
secure
d
ap
pr
ovalof
the
idea
from
Dir
ector
of
Athl
etics
Ja
m
es
Donovan,
III
.Sh
er
iff
oversaw
and
manag
ed
the
fo
rm
a
ti
on
and
e
xecution
ofthe
agreeme
ntb
e-
tw
een
UR
and
a
ndthe
ste
psn
ecessa
ry to
put
onthe
co
ncert.
Based
on
th
e
avai
lablereco
rds
,
ther
ewere
more
t
han
3
00
emails
sent
or
receivedby She
ri
ffr
egar
din
g theconcert. 14.
Donovan
ap
proved
th
e concert,
ass
i
stedin
the
devel
opment
of
some
of
the
agreeme
nt
te
rm
s
and
had
anopport
uni
ty
to review the
agreeme
nt.
Oth
erwise,
Donovan
had
li
ttle
i
nv
olvement
and
provided
little
oversig
ht
.Donovan
was
n
ot
copied
on
the emailsr
egar
din
g the
tran
sferoffund
sfrom
UH's
acco
unt
a
ndwas
out
of the
State
when the
tra
nsferocc
urr
ed.15. Associ
ateAthleticDir
ectorforA
dmini
st
r
ative Services Carl
Clappre- viewedthe
agreement
ands
igned
the
ag
reementf
or
UR
at
Donovan
'sd
ir
ect
ion. Cl
ap
p
wa
salso
in
vo
l
ved
with the
payment
of
$20
0,0
00
in
ticket
pr
oceeds via w
ir
e
tr
ans
fer
to
,
which
p
ur
por
ted
ly
was
the age
nt
f
or
16.
Assistant
AthleticDir
ec
tor
for
Bu
s
iness
Ope
r
atio
nsTiffany K
ur
aoka
was
inv
ol
ved
with
the
pay
m
ent
of$200,000
inticket
proceeds
via wir
e
tran
sferto'.
She
sig
ned
an
authorizat
ion fo
rm
fo
rthe
payment
top
ur
s
uant
to al'equ
es
tfrom Sh
er
iff
an
dClapp, whoishersupervisor. 17.Assi
sta
nt
Ath
l
etics
Dir
ectorfor
Fa
c
ilitie
s
and
Ev
e
nts
TeriCh
ang
is
Sher
if
fs
d
irect
su
perv
isor.
Chang
ap
p
ea
rstoh
ave
hadli
tt
leinvolvem
ent
in
the
concert
and
toh
ave
provided
littl
e oversig
ht.
Chang
didn
ot
see
or
review
the
agree
m
ent.
She
was
co
piedon
co
rr
espondence
r
elate
dtothe wire
tr
ansfer. 18.
Associate
Gene
ral
Counsel
Ryan
Akam
i
ne
d
ra
ftedthe
ag
reem
ent
for
UB.
Akaminewas
notinvolved
in
the
negotiati
on
of
th
e
business
terms
ofth
e
ag
r
eeme
nt
01 
in
the
m
anageme
nt
and
oversight
of
the concert. Akam
ine
did
send
one email, likely
at
the
req
u
es
t
of
Clapp,a
ttempting
to alert
the
UB
Disbursing
and
Payroll
("
Dis
bur
sin
g")
office
of
tim
in
g consider
at
ions
related
to
the
co
n
certpaymen
t.]t
appea
rs
tha
tby
the
time
Akamine
sent
his
email,
Di
sbu
rs
inghadimpl
emente
da pr
ocedure
topl'ocess
the
$200,0
00
payme
nt.
It
is Ak
amine
'sundel'-
sta
nding
,
wh
ich
appear
stobe
consiste
nt
wit
h
his
position description,
that
the
du
ty
of
attor
n
eys
in
the
General
Counsel's
officeistopr
epareand
review
co
ntra
cts
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