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Gartley Hall building
The Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health is located in Gartley Hall.

The search has officially begun for the next dean of the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

The Thompson School works toward social justice and health equity for the people of Hawaiʻi and beyond. The school is committed to locally and globally engaged research and education. Faculty and students collaborate with local, national and international professional institutions and organizations to solve pressing social and health issues across the lifespan, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations, Indigenous health and community well-being.

The school is named for Myron B. Thompson, who earned his master’s in social work from the Thompson School in 1953 and devoted his life to improving the well-being of Native Hawaiians and the people of Hawaiʻi. The Thompson School is proud and honored to follow his example in utilizing critically important interdisciplinary and culturally resonant approaches to solving problems.

William Chismar, dean of UH Mānoa’s Outreach College, will chair the search advisory committee, whose members include a chair, faculty, staff and students from within Thompson School and other UH Mānoa units, as well as representatives from the Kualiʻi Council, and the industry community.

The committee will recommend finalists to UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno, who will then recommend a nominee to UH President David Lassner.

For more information on the position, visit the executive search page. Review of applications will begin in August 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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