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Denise Konan Selected College of Social Sciences Dean

Posted on | July 8, 2011 | Comments Off on Denise Konan Selected College of Social Sciences Dean

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Denise E. Konan, currently a professor and chair of the Department of Economics, has been named the new dean of Mānoa’s College of Social Sciences. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Konan started her career 18 years ago as an assistant professor in the economics department. She also served in senior executive positions as interim assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and interim chancellor for Mānoa. She is also serving as the senior advisor to President M.R.C. Greenwood on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Her expertise on the subject matter of economics and international experience make her invaluable to the state in this important endeavor.

“Dr. Konan clearly has impressive expertise, academic and administrative experience, and strong recognition in the global economic arena, so we enthusiastically welcome her leadership in this new capacity,” says Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw. “Our respect and appreciation also go out to Dean Richard Dubanoski, who will be retiring at the end of the year, for his dedicated service of 23 years.”

Read the news release.