Four finalists
From left: Kevin Browne, Nikki Chun, Terrance Harris, Ryan Yamaguchi

Four finalists have been named for the position of vice provost for enrollment management (VPEM) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The four finalists are scheduled for virtual visits over a two-day period. The visits include: department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

The decision to meet with the finalists virtually was made to protect the health and welfare of the UH community, community members and the general public. The candidates will be participating from their home institutions with each session hosted by UH Mānoa. Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend the public presentations.

The campus visits of the four candidates have been scheduled over two days with public presentation/talks as follows:

  • Terrance Harris, visiting May 3–4, 2021
    Assistant Vice Provost for Admissions and Enrollment Development
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    Public Presentation: Monday, May 3, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Zoom webinar link
  • Kevin Browne, visiting May 6–7, 2021
    Vice Provost, Academic and Enrollment Management
    University of Illinois, Chicago
    Public Presentation: Thursday, May 6, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Zoom webinar link
  • Ryan Yamaguchi, visiting May 10–11, 2021
    Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
    Public Presentation: Monday, May 10, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m
    Zoom webinar link
  • Nikki Chun, visiting May 13–14, 2021
    Director of Undergraduate Admissions
    California Institute of Technology
    Public Presentation: Thursday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m
    Zoom webinar link

“The search advisory committee, with the assistance from the search firm, Witt Kieffer, did a terrific job in identifying these four finalists and I would like to thank them for their time, hard work and commitment to the search process. This is a strong pool of finalists, and we are fortunate to be able to conduct these visits virtually with campus and community constituents as part of the effort in finding the inaugural vice provost for enrollment management for UH Mānoa,” said Provost Michael Bruno. “As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to participate and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their feedback.”

Following the visits and review of the feedback from the search advisory committee and others, Bruno will be making a recommendation on this appointment to UH President David Lassner.

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the daily schedules and the candidate biographies, visit the search website. Members of the community can provide feedback on the search through the link on this page.

Learn more about the Office of Enrollment Management.