Four finalists have been named for the position of dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and director for research and cooperative extension at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

The finalists will visit UH Mānoa to give campus and community members an opportunity to learn more about their experience and qualifications.

Each visit is scheduled over a three-day period and includes college department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and members of their respective professions; and a public presentation. The visit will also include a one-day visit to the Big Island.

Finalists and visitation schedule

Headshot of Andrew Thulin, John Leslie, Ganesan Srinivasan and Maria Gallo

Andrew Thulin
Professor and head of the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, California Polytechnic State University
Visit: January 18–20
Public presentation: Thursday, January 19, 3–4:30 p.m. at Kuykendall Hall 101

John Leslie
Professor and head of the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University
Visit: January 30–February 1
Public Presentation: Tuesday, January 31, 3–4:30 p.m. at Kuykendall Hall 101

Ganesan Srinivasan
Director of the University Agricultural Laboratory and director of agricultural operations for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at California State University at Fresno
Visit: February 6–8
Public Presentation: Tuesday, February 7, 3–4:30 p.m. at Spalding Hall 155

Maria Gallo
Professor and chair of the Department of Agronomy at the University of Florida
Visit: February 13–15
Public Presentation: Tuesday, February 14, 3–4:30 Kuykendall Hall 101

CTAHR dean search

The formal search process for the CTAHR dean position was initiated in September 2011. Sylvia Yuen has served as interim dean for the past two years.

The position description, a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies are available on the Mānoa executive search website.

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Hi. Thanks for this timely news release which I just saw listed on the MyUH Portal webpage. Will Maui residents be able to participate in these upcoming public presentations via teleconferencing? If so, where on Maui? Can Maui residents submit written evaluations of each candidate after the public presentations? If so, how?
    Congratulations to all of the four superlative finalists.
    A Hui Hou,
    Mark Rooney

  2. Hi Mark,

    Thank you for your comment.

    No teleconferences have been publicized, but perhaps you might contact Michele Tom, the Executive Search Coordinator in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, for more information?

    She is listed in the UH Directory

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