Finalists announced for UH Manoa Dean of the College of Natural Sciences

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michele Tom, (808) 956-9396
Executive Search Coordinator, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Apr 4, 2016

Three finalists have been identified for the position of Dean, College of Natural Sciences (CNS).  They are scheduled to participate over a two-day period of visits that covers department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

The campus visits of the three candidates have been scheduled as follows:

Dr. Aloysius Helminck, visiting April 18-19, 2016
Professor and (former) Head
Department of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
Public Presentation:  Tuesday, April 19, 3:00-4:15 p.m./Crawford Hall Room 115

Dr. Jens-Christian Meiners, visiting April 21-22, 2016
Professor of Physics and Biophysics and (former) Head
Department of Biophysics
College of Literature, Science and Arts
University of Michigan
Public Presentation:  Friday, April 22, 3:00-4:15 p.m./Crawford Hall Room 115

Dr. Michael Kruger, visiting May 2-3, 2016
Associate Dean of Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Interim Chair, Department of Geophysics
Curators’ Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Public Presentation:  Tuesday, May 2, 3:00-4:15 p.m./Crawford Hall Room 115

“We were fortunate to have received a strong pool of highly qualified candidates.  I would like to thank the Search Advisory Committee for their outstanding work in identifying these three finalists from the pool, and for their efforts and commitment to the search,” said Interim Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman.  “As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to come out and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their input to assist in hiring the best person for the position."

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, see the search website at

For more information about the College of Natural Sciences, please visit