UH Manoa chancellor search begins

University of Hawaiʻi
Lynne Waters, (808) 956-9803
Associate Vice President, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Oct 28, 2011

HONOLULU (October 28,2011) – University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood announced today the members of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Chancellor Search Advisory Committee and the timeline for selection of the next chancellor of UH Mānoa.
Search Advisory Committee
The committee is chaired by Dr. Klaus Keil, planetary scientist with UH Mānoa’s Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, and co-chaired by Regent Emeritus and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Servco Pacific, Inc. Mark Fukunaga. The first meeting of the 23-member committee will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at College Hill.
The search committee includes faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, deans, administrative staff, representatives of Native Hawaiian groups, colleagues from departments such as astronomy, tropical agriculture, education, natural sciences, and the schools of law, medicine, ocean and earth science and technology, and nursing, as well as alumni and community leaders. All share a common interest in the future of UH Mānoa.
Members include:
  • Chair: Klaus Keil, PhD, Planetary Scientist, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, UH Mānoa
  • Co-Chair: Mark Fukunaga, Esq., Regent Emeritus and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Servco Pacific, Inc.
  • Robert Cooney, PhD, Chair of Faculty Senate, and Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Environmental Sciences, UH Mānoa
  • Marla Acosta, Secretary to the Dean of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, UH Mānoa
  • Hazel Beh, Esq., Professor of Law, UH Mānoa
  • Kim Binsted, PhD, Associate Professor of Information and Computer Sciences, and Co-Investigator in the University of Hawai‘i-NASA Astrobiology Institute, UH Mānoa
  • Paul Coleman, PhD, Specialist/Astrophysicist and Director of the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Institute for Astronomy, UH Mānoa
  • William Ditto, PhD, Dean, College of Natural Sciences, UH Mānoa
  • Nicholas Gibson, Representative of the Graduate Student Organization, UH Mānoa
  • Gunter Hasinger, PhD, Director, Institute for Astronomy, UH Mānoa
  • Jerris Hedges, MD, Dean, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH Mānoa
  • C. Manu Ka‘iama, Instructor at the Shidler College of Business and Director and Principal Investigator of the Kaulele Program at the Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa
  • David Karl, PhD, Director, Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education, UH Mānoa
  • Anna Koethe, President, Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i, UH Mānoa
  • Faye Kurren, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawai‘i Dental Service
  • James Lally, Director Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Member, University of Hawai‘i Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Ginny Pressler, MD, Executive Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Hawai‘i Pacific Health
  • Christine Quemuel, MA, Director, UH Mānoa Women’s Center
  • Georgette Sakumoto, Pre-Award Manager, Office of Research Services
  • Frank Sansone, PhD, Professor of Oceanography, UH Mānoa
  • Douglas Vincent, PhD, Animal Scientist and Department Chair, Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences, UH Mānoa
  • Kelley Withy, MD, Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Director of the Hawai‘i/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center, UH Mānoa
  • JoAnn Yuen, EdD, Associate Professor of Disability Studies, UH Mānoa
The search committee will be assisted in the process by executive search firm Isaacson, Miller, which has a staff of close to 100 recruitment professionals and offices in San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. Isaacson, Miller serves leading educational and research universities, healthcare institutions, non-profit foundations and national advocacy organizations, and successfully completes close to 150 executive searches each year.
Search Timeline
The screening of applicants and nominees will begin in January 2012, and on-site visits by candidate finalists will be scheduled for March and April of next year.
“As part of candidate on-site visits, opportunities will be scheduled and announced for the campus and community at-large to meet the candidates and provide input,” said UH President M.R.C. Greenwood. “We appreciate how deeply this community cares about UH Mānoa and we want to provide them the chance to participate in this process as much as we are able, without violating the privacy of individuals involved.”
Greenwood hopes to submit a recommendation to the Board of Regents in late spring 2012.
The Board of Regents will act on the president’s recommendation with an anticipated start date of the new chancellor in the summer or early fall 2012.
More information about the chancellor search process, including the complete committee membership, tentative timeline, job description and other details as they are confirmed will be available at http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/executivesearch/.