The two candidates for University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa chancellor, John V. White and Sonny Ramaswamy, completed their campus visits that included public forums. The forums allowed each finalist to introduce themselves and their visions and gave students, faculty, staff and the public the opportunity to ask questions.
Feedback on the candidates can be sent through the executive search website. Participation in the selection process by students, faculty, staff and the public is highly encouraged and valued.
John V. White, November 15
John Valery White is acting chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education. He previously served as executive vice president and provost of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), strategic advisor to the president of UNLV and as a professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law where he was also the second dean.
Sonny Ramaswamy, November 22
Sonny Ramaswamy was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Prior to starting at NIFA, Ramaswamy held a number of academic positions, including: dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences; director of Purdue University’s Agricultural Research Programs; university distinguished professor and head of Kansas State University’s Entomology Department; and professor of entomology at Mississippi State University.