soest finalists
Hatcem “Tuba” Ozkan-Haller, Vanda Grubisic, David Parsons and Cin-Ty Lee.

Four finalists have been identified for the position of dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The finalists are each scheduled for in-person visits over a two-day period that will include meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, internal and external constituents and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend the public presentations either in person or via Zoom (visit the search website for Zoom information).

The campus visits for the four candidates have been scheduled as follows:

  • Hatcem “Tuba” Ozkan-Haller, visiting November 9—10, 2022
    Interim Dean and Professor
    College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
    Oregon State University
    Public Presentation: Wednesday, November 9, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m., POST Building 723
  • Vanda Grubisic, visiting November 14—15, 2022
    Associate Director
    Director of Earth Observing Laboratory
    Senior Scientist
    National Center for Atmospheric Research
    Public Presentation: Monday, November 14, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m., POST Building 723
  • David Parsons, visiting November 16—17, 2022
    Director Emeritus and Presidential Professor
    School of Meteorology
    University of Oklahoma
    Public Presentation: Wednesday, November 16, 10:15—11:15 a.m., POST Building 723
  • Cin-Ty Lee, visiting November 29—30, 2022
    Professor and (former) Department Chair
    Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
    Rice University
    Public Presentation: Tuesday, November 29, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m., POST Building 723

“The search advisory committee 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. We are excited to meet the candidates as we take these next steps toward identifying the next dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology,” said UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno. “We encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to come out 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, daily schedules and candidate biographies, see the search website. Members of the community can provide feedback on the search through the link on this page.