Executive Director named for Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, (808) 956-9836
Communications Director
Posted: Oct 15, 2007

Myrtle Yamada, PhD, has been appointed as the Executive Director of the newly established Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the UH Mānoa campus. She will serve in this capacity until a permanent dean is hired for the School, announced Linda K. Johnsrud, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Yamada is tasked with working with the Aha Kuhina and with the directors of three centers of Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge to build an internal infrastructure, including the establishment of policies and procedures related to the academic, research, service, and administrative matters of the School. She has the authority of an academic dean in all matters pertaining to the School.

Dr. Yamada, currently on the staff of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, has been working with Assistant Vice Chancellor Peter Quigley and Program Officer Wendy Pearson to prepare UH Mānoa for the upcoming WASC Special Visit, scheduled for October 29-31, 2007. She will continue with this responsibility until the conclusion of the Special Visit.