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Committee begins search for dean of UH Manoa College of Business Administration

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Joanne Clark, (808) 956-6133
UH Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jan 20, 2004

Members of the search advisory committee for the dean‘s position at the UH Manoa College of Business Administration (CBA) have been appointed.

"Our business school has become a national and international leader in Asia-Pacific management and entrepreneurship education," said Manoa chancellor Peter Englert. "Selecting the right candidate to guide 21st century growth of the college will be critical to its success and certainly will contribute to the overall priorities of the university."

Committee chair is Faye Kurren, President and CEO, Hawaiʻi Dental Service, who noted that CBA has been recognized as one of the premier institutions in the country for its international business programs. "Past leadership at the college has positioned the business school to move forward aggressively in a number of areas," Kurren said. "Our committee will focus on finding a new dean to build on this foundation and continue the momentum."

Besides committee chair Kurren, committee members are:

From the College of Business Administration:
-Elaine Bailey, Associate Professor, Management and Industrial Relations;
-David Bangert, Associate Professor, Management and Industrial Relations;
-Tung Bui, Professor and Distinguished Chair, Information Technology Management;
-Hong-Mei Chen, Associate Professor, Information Technology Management;
-Gwen Heliker, Office Manager, Student Academic Services
-Roberta Lamb, Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management;
-Karen Lee, Undergraduate Coordinator, Student Academic Services
-Nick Ordway, Acting Director, Real Estate Research Center; Professor, Financial Economics and Institutions;
-Tom Pearson, Professor and Director, Accountancy;
-Hamid Pourjalali, Professor and Director, Accountancy;
-Vijayan Munusamy, doctoral student, International Management;

From elsewhere at the University:
-Adrienne Lee, Fiscal Officer, John A. Burns School of Medicine

From the community:
-Robert Clarke, Chairman, President and CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.;
-David Cole, President and CEO, Maui Land and Pineapple;
-Howard Karr, Vice Chairman (retired), First Hawaiian Bank and Chair, University of Hawaiʻi Foundation;
-Catherine Luke, Managing Director, Loyalty Enterprises, Ltd.;
-Alex Smith, CBA Alumni and Friends; Facilities Director, Hawaiʻi Pacific Tennis Foundation

The dean‘s position is currently being advertised, with the position description and other information posted on the Web at Initial screening of applicants will begin February 12, 2004.. Those wishing to send communications to the committee may address them to CBA Dean Search Advisory Committee, attn: Joanne Clark, 2500 Campus Road, Hawaiʻi Hall Room 206, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822, or email

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