Four candidates for the chancellor position at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have been invited to visit the campus in April and make public presentations to students, faculty, staff and the community.
The UH Mānoa Chancellor Search Advisory Committee extended invitations to the candidates following review of an extensive national pool of potential applicants developed by executive search firm Issacson, Miller.
“From the very beginning, we’ve been impressed with and appreciative of the inclusive nature of the search for the next UH Mānoa chancellor,” said Search Advisory Committee Chair Klaus Keil, a planetary scientist with the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at UH Mānoa. “The committee had an excellent and diverse group of candidates from which to make our recommendations, and the scope of the committee membership included faculty, staff, researchers and students, all stakeholders with a vested interest in the next leader of UH Mānoa.”
Committee Co-Chair Mark Fukunaga, chairman and CEO of Servco Pacific, said, “The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has a critical role in determining the social and economic future of Hawaiʻi. It has achieved a great deal of success in research funding and student attainment, and is poised at an inflection point in its history to do far more. The next chancellor will lead collaborative efforts between UH Mānoa, businesses, government, the wider community and international institutions, and will need to understand that partnerships are necessary to move UH Mānoa forward. We feel confident that the field of finalists for consideration will meet that expectation.”
Finalists and tentative presentation schedule
Each candidate will give a presentation on his or her vision for the university to interested faculty, staff, students and members of the community. Feedback on the candidates will be accepted and may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati
Campus Visit: April 4–5
Public Presentation: Thursday, April 5, Noon–1 p.m. at Kuykendall Hall Auditorium (Room 101)
Provost, University of Delaware
Campus Visit: April 9–10
Public Presentation: Tuesday, April 10, 1:30–2:30 p.m. at Art Auditorium
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Campus Visit: April 16–17
Public Presentation: Tuesday, April 17, 12:30–1:30 p.m. at Kuykendall Hall Auditorium (Room 101)
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michigan State University
Campus Visit: April 19–20
Public Presentation: Friday, April 20, Noon–1 p.m. at Art Auditorium
Mānoa chancellor search process
UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw announced in August 2011 that, upon conclusion of her five-year appointment in June 2012, she will complete her service as chancellor of the university’s flagship campus in Mānoa. Hinshaw was named chancellor after a nationwide search and assumed the position in 2007.
As the recruitment of a new chancellor is conducted on a continuous basis, the Search Advisory Committee may consider additional applications and nominations and extend invitations to other candidates to visit UH Mānoa until a new chancellor is appointed.
Final confirmation of the visiting candidates’ public presentations, and additional information and background materials about the candidates and the search process are available on the Mānoa executive search website.
Editor’s note: This article was updated on April 3, 2012 with information on how to submit feedback regarding the candidates.