Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Linda K. Johnsrud
As the chief academic officer since March 1, 2005, Linda Johnsrud collaborates with lead campus academic officers to set forth the overall academic vision, goals and strategic plan for the University of Hawaii System. She also advises the president on matters relating to systemwide planning, policy development and analysis and oversees institutional research, international education and P–20 initiatives.
Johnsrud was named interim associate vice president for planning and policy in 2003 and appointed interim vice president in 2005. She has also served as acting/interim chancellor for UH West Oahu.
She was elected to chair the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities in 2010. She was the 2006–07 president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, an international association of scholars in the field of higher education. Author of more than 100 scholarly publications and refereed presentations, Johnsrud holds the rank of professor in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at UH Manoa. In 2000 she was elected to lead the Postsecondary Division of the American Educational Research Association and served on the AERA executive council (2000–02). Selected as a 1998–99 fellow of the American Council on Education, she has also served as associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Education, past director of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly and chair of the UHabbr> Manoa faculty senate. Johnsrud has more than 22 years of service to the University of Hawaii.
In 2009 she received the Pacific Business News Businesswoman of the Year award as “a woman who means business.”
Johnsrud holds a BS in English education from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, MS in college student personnel administration from Western Illinois University and a PhD in higher education with cognate in sociology from The Ohio State University.