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Chancellor, Regents and Dean Nominations Sought

Posted on | September 2, 2011 | Comments Off on Chancellor, Regents and Dean Nominations Sought

  • Mānoa Chancellor Search
  • RCAC Seeking Regent Nominations
  • Mānoa Dean Searches

Mānoa Chancellor Search

Calling the selection of Mānoa’s next chancellor an opportunity to reaffirm shared values and a move critical to the whole state, UH President M.R.C. Greenwood announced principles and guidelines for the search process.

Klaus Keil, a distinguished faculty member in the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, will chair the Search Advisory Committee. Mark Fukunaga, a business and community leader and former member of the Board of Regents, will serve as co-chair. UHM Faculty Senate Chair has also agreed to serve on the committee. Additional members will be appointed, as outlined in the presidentās charge to the UH Mānoa community. Greenwood hopes to recommend a candidate to the Board of Regents in the spring.

Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw on Aug. 24 announced her plans to step down as chancellor in July. Read the news release.

The president’s memo and charge are available at the UH Mānoa Executive Search site.

RCAC Seeking Regent Nominations

The Regents Candidate Advisory Council has announced the commencement of the fall recruitment process and encourages the submissions of nominations for the following four seats on the Board of Regents—city and county of Honolulu, Kauaʻi county, at large and student. These seats are currently occupied by Regents Dennis Hirota, Ramón de la Peña, Teena Rasmussen and Matthew Williams, whose terms will end on June 30, 2012.

As mandated by law, the RCAC must present the names of at least two finalists for each seat to the governor at least 120 days prior to the expiration of a term. Gov. Abercrombie’s appointments from this list are subject to Hawaiʻi State Senate consent and confirmation and will serve for five years beginning July 1, 2012.

Except for the at large seat, candidates for the city and county of Honolulu and the Kauaʻi county seats must be residents of that county. Candidates for the student seat must be a student of the UH System at the time of initial appointment.

Application materials and procedures as well as complete descriptions of regent’s responsibilities are available online or may be requested by calling (808) 692-1218 or by email at Applications will be accepted through Oct. 14, 2011.

Members of the UH Board of Regents as well as the Regents Candidate Advisory Council, who represent various constituent groups, serve voluntarily and are not paid.

Read the news release.

Mānoa CTAHR and Arts and Humanities Dean Searches

Mānoa’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has initiated the formal search process for the regular appointment of two dean positions, one for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the other for the College of Arts and Humanities. Both colleges are being led by interim deans.

These two searches reflect Mānoa’s continuing commitment and efforts in moving Mānoa forward in the hiring of permanent deans.

Dean William Chismar of Outreach College will chair the CTAHR 12-member Search Advisory Committee, and College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature Dean Robert Bley-Vroman will chair the Arts and Humanities 12-member Search Advisory Committee. Both committees will recommend finalists to Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw and Vice Chancellor Dasenbrock. The committees include chairs, faculty, staff, and students from each College, as well as representatives of the Kuali’i Council and UH Alumni Association.

For the job announcement, position description and Search Advisory Committee members, please see the website. Review of applications will begin in October and will continue until the position is filled.

Read the news release.