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Harold L. Lyon Arboretum director finalists, from left, Carl E. Lewis, Tom A. Ranker and Rakan A. Zahawi.

Three finalists have been identified for the position of director of the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum. The three finalists are scheduled to participate over a three day period of visits on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus.

The visits include 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:

Tom A. Ranker, visiting May 15
Interim associate dean and professor, College of Natural Sciences
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Public Presentation: Monday, May 15, 1:30–2 p.m. at the Lyon Arboretum Conference Room

Carl E. Lewis, visiting May 17
Director, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Coral Gables, Florida
Public Presentation: Wednesday, May 17, 1:30–2 p.m. at the Lyon Arboretum Conference Room

Rakan A. Zahawi, visiting May 18
Associate researcher, Environmental Studies
University of California–Santa Cruz
Public Presentation: Thursday, May 18, 1:30–2 p.m. at the Lyon Arboretum Conference Room

For more information about the search process, including the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, please visit Lyon Arboretum director search website

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