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UH Manoa begins search process for Dean of College of Education

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michele Tom, (808) 956-9396
Executive Search Coordinator, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Posted: May 16, 2017

UH Mānoa’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has initiated a formal search process for the regular appointment of Dean of the College of Education.  The current Dean, Dr. Donald Young, will be retiring at the end of the year.  Dr. Young has served as Dean since August 2012, but began his career at UH Mānoa in 1970 as a faculty member.  Over the course of his 46 years at UH Mānoa, he served as Interim Associate Dean and Director of the Curriculum Research and Development Group in the College of Education. 

“This is an absolutely key position to all of our efforts to move Mānoa forward, as the College provides innovative and stimulating programs for undergraduate students seeking licensure as teachers and preparation for leadership in education,” said Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Research Michael Bruno.  “We look forward to a successful search for someone to lead the College of Education to achieve new levels of excellence by pursuing an integrated and comprehensive instructional and research program.”

Shidler College of Business Dean Vance Roley will chair the 15-member Search Advisory Committee, which will recommend finalists to Vice Chancellor Bruno, who in turn will recommend a selectee to Interim Chancellor David Lassner.  The committee includes chairs, faculty, staff and students from the College, as well as representatives of the Kualiˈi Council and the community.   

For the job announcement, position description and Search Advisory Committee members, please see the website at  Review of applications will begin on or about June 21, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 

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