The initiative would add 5,000 more undergraduate students to campus and 300 more faculty positions by the end of this decade.
The Chancellor says it is too early to guess at a cost for the infrastructure needed to support such an expansion.
KATEHI: "We need to develop a plan about how to really bring the students in at the same time do that while we have the appropriate resources in place for them."
She says new students will fund new professors. She says the state's cuts to higher education are forcing the school to fend for itself.
The school's goals are based on looking at the student and faculty populations at schools like UC Berkeley and the University of North Carolinia.