Three people standing on balcony

From left, Keil, Greenwood, Fukunaga

A search advisory committee comprised of 23 faculty, staff, student and community representatives has been named to lead the search for a new chancellor for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa after current Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw steps down at the conclusion of her five-year appointment in June 2012 and returns to teaching.

UH President M.R.C. Greenwood announced the members of the search advisory committee October 28. “The search for UH Mānoa’s next chancellor is critical to the future not only of the Mānoa campus, but also of the university system and our state,” she said. “As the university’s flagship campus, Mānoa must provide excellence and leadership in undergraduate, graduate and professional education and in research and service to the community.”

Screening of applicants and nominees will begin in January 2012, and on-site visits by candidate finalists will be scheduled for March and April 2012. Greenwood hopes to submit a recommendation to the Board of Regents in late spring 2012 and see a new chancellor start in summer or early fall 2012.

The committee, which held its first committee meeting later Friday, is chaired by Klaus Keil, planetary scientist with UH Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, and co–chaired by Regent Emeritus Mark Fukunaga, chairman and chief executive officer of Servco Pacific.

Other members include

  • Robert Cooney, chair of the Mānoa Faculty Senate and associate professor of epidemiology and environmental sciences, UH Mānoa
  • Marla Acosta, secretary to the dean of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, UH Mānoa
  • Hazel Beh, professor of law, William S. Richardson School of Law, UH Mānoa
  • Kim Binsted, associate professor of information and computer sciences, and co-investigator in the UHNASA Astrobiology Institute, UH Mānoa
  • Paul Coleman, specialist/astrophysicist and director of the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Institute for Astronomy, UH Mānoa
  • William Ditto, dean, College of Natural Sciences, UH Mānoa
  • Nicholas Gibson, representative of the Graduate Student Organization, UH Mānoa
  • Gunter Hasinger, director, Institute for Astronomy, UH Mānoa
  • Jerris Hedges, dean, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH Mānoa
  • C. Manu Kaʻiama, instructor, Shidler College of Business, and director and principal investigator of the Kaulele Program, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa
  • David Karl, director, Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, UH Mānoa
  • Anna Koethe, president, Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi, UH Mānoa
  • Faye Kurren, president and chief executive officer, Hawaiʻi Dental Service
  • James Lally, director emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and member, University of Hawaiʻi Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Ginny Pressler, executive vice president of strategic business development, Hawaiʻi Pacific Health
  • Christine Quemuel, director, UH Mānoa Women’s Center
  • Georgette Sakumoto, pre-award manager, UH Office of Research Services
  • Frank Sansone, professor of oceanography, UH Mānoa
  • Douglas Vincent, animal scientist and department chair, Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, UH Mānoa
  • Kelley Withy, professor of complementary and alternative medicine and director of the Hawaiʻi/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH Mānoa
  • JoAnn Yuen, associate professor of disability studies, UH Mānoa

The committee will be assisted by executive search firm Isaacson, Miller.

“Opportunities will be scheduled and announced for the campus and community at–large to meet the candidates and provide input,” said 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.”

See the Mānoa Executive Search site for information throughout the process.

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