Finalist candidates for College of Business Administration Dean invited to UH Manoa for meetings and public presentations

University of Hawaiʻi
Joanne Clark, (808) 956-6133
UH Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Aug 25, 2004

Finalists for the position of Dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Business Administration (CBA) have been identified. Interviews with the first two candidates are scheduled to begin next week on the Mānoa campus. Discussions with other candidates are underway but arrangements for campus visits have not been confirmed at this time.

UH Manoa Chancellor Peter Englert said, "The College of Business Administration continues to distinguish itself as a leader in international business education, and the ability to build on this reputation will be important for the years ahead. I am extremely pleased that the search advisory committee has identified these finalists, and we look forward to their visits to the campus and the community over the next several days."

Search advisory committee chair Faye Kurren, President and CEO of Hawaiʻi Dental Service, acknowledged the efforts of the committee over the course of the last several months. "We had a pool of outstanding applicants for this important deanship," she said. "We are confident that leadership for the College will be in good hands as the selection process moves to conclusion."

Dr. Steven J. DeKrey, from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Dr. V. Vance Roley, from the University of Washington are two of the finalists for the position of Dean.

Steven DeKrey is the Associate Dean and Director of the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Science (MSc) programs and founding Director of the Kellogg Executive Management Program at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr. DeKrey is noted for building successful MBA programs at various institutions. The executive MBA program at HKUST is ranked ninth in the world, and the regular MBA program is ranked number one in Asia and in the top 50 globally. Prior to his appointment at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Dr. DeKrey held administrative and faculty positions at the University of Florida and Northwestern University. Dr. DeKrey received his MBA from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

V. Vance Roley is the Acting Dean and the Hughes M. Blake Professor of Finance at the School of Business at the University of Washington. Dr. Roley is an accomplished scholar with a distinguished career in both the private and public sector, and worked to maintain and enhance joint MBA programs with business schools in Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Prior to his appointment at the University of Washington, Dr. Roley held administrative and teaching positions at Harvard University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and the Council of Economic Advisors. He received his BA in economics and statistics at UC Berkeley, and his MA and Ph.D. degrees in economics at Harvard.

Additional biographical information about the candidates and about the search process will be posted at Each of the candidates will be on the Mānoa campus for meetings beginning next week, and each has been scheduled for a public presentation on the following schedule:

· Steven DeKrey — Monday, August 30

· Vance Roley — Wednesday, September 1

Presentations will be in Building A, Room 101, at the UH Mānoa College of Business Administration from 5-6:30pm. Each candidate will speak on the topic, "Leadership and Organizational Transformation: Meeting the Challenge," with a question and answer period to follow. Interested members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend.

The members of the search advisory committee are:

· Faye Kurren, Chair, President and CEO, Hawaiʻi Dental Service
· Elaine Bailey, Associate Professor, Management and Industrial Relations, CBA
· David Bangert, Professor, Management and Industrial Relations, CBA
· Tung Bui, Professor & Distinguished Chair, Information Technology Management, CBA
· Hong-Mei Chen, Associate Professor, Information Technology Management, CBA
· Robert Clarke, Chairman, President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.
· David Cole, President & CEO, Maui Land and Pineapple
· Gwen Heliker, Recently retired clerical employee, CBA
· Howard Karr, Vice Chairman (Retired), First Hawaiian Bank, and Chair, University of Hawaiʻi Foundation
· Roberta Lamb, Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management, CBA
· Adrienne Lee, Fiscal Officer, John A. Burns School of Medicine and APT representative
· Karen Lee, Undergraduate Coordinator, Student Academic Services, CBA
· Catherine Luke, Managing Director, Loyalty Enterprises, Ltd.
· Vijayan Munusamy, Doctoral Student, International Management and Representative of the Graduate Student Organization
· Nick Ordway, Acting Director, real Estate Research Center and Professor in Financial Economics and Institutions, CBA
· Tom Pearson, Professor, Accounting, CBA
· Hamid Pourjalali, Professor and Director, Accounting, CBA
· Alex Smith, President, CBA Alumni and Friends, and Facilities Director, Hawaiʻi Pacific Tennis Foundation

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