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From left, Jon Matsuoka, Katrina-Ann “Kapā” Oliveira and Jonathan Osorio

Three finalists have been identified for the position of dean at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

The three finalists—Jonathan Osorio, Jon Matsuoka and Katrina-Ann “Kapā” Oliveira—are scheduled to participate over a two day period of visits on the Mānoa campus. The visits include department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

The campus visits of the three candidates have been scheduled as follows:

  • Jonathan Osorio
    Visiting: February 28–March 1
    Interim Dean and Professor, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UH Mānoa
    Public Presentation: Thursday, March 1, 3–4:15 p.m. at Hālau o Haumea at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street
    Biography (PDF) and Curriculum vitae (PDF)
  • Jon Matsuoka
    Visiting: March 6–7
    Consultant and Owner, Pili Group Consulting, LLC
    Public Presentation: Wednesday, March 7, 3–4:15 p.m. at Hālau o Haumea at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street
    Biography (PDF) and Curriculum vitae (PDF)
  • Katrina-Ann “Kapā” Oliveira
    Visiting: March 8–9
    Professor and Graduate Chair, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UH Mānoa
    Public Presentation: Friday, March 9, 3–4:15 p.m. at Hālau o Haumea at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street
    Biography (PDF) and Curriculum vitae (PDF)

“We were fortunate to have received a highly qualified pool of candidates. The Search Advisory Committee did a terrific job in identifying these three finalists and I would like to thank them for their outstanding effort and commitment to the search,” said Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Research Michael Bruno. “As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to come out and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their input to assist in hiring the best person for the position.”

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, see the search website.

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