College of Education Dean Donald Young will be retiring at the end of the year.

University of Hawaiʻi at 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, Donald Young, will be retiring at the end of the year. Young 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 Kualiʻi Council and the community.

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