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The word 'congratulations' in front of a flowerCongratulations to the University of Hawaiʻi’s 2023 tenure and promotion recipients.

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Tenure and Promotion
Antonio, Mapuana—Associate Professor, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health
Buchthal, Opal V—Associate Professor, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health
Bussiere, Simon M—Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Chen, Jiakai—Associate Professor, Shidler College of Business
Chen, Roger B—Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Cho, Chunhee—Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Choi, Jaerim—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Chong, Rebecca A—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
De Silva, Kahikina K—Associate Professor, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Eng, Sothy—Associate Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Freemyer, Bret G—Associate Professor, College of Education
Gabrovski, Miroslav N—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Garboden, Philip M—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Gawlik, Evan—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Hoffman, Daniel L—Associate Professor, College of Education
Hung, Chia-Ko—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Johansen, Jacob L—Associate Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Kanisthakhon, Bundit—Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Kehl, Adam G—Associate Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Lee, Woochul—Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Lin, Le—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
McGuire, Laura M—Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Mishra, Birendra—Associate Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Moon, Do Soo—Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Osorio, Jamaica H—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Sadowski, Peter J—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Saranillio, Dean—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Schar, Cathi L—Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Shea, Thomas—Associate Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Smith, Amanda R—Associate Professor, College of Education
Song, Zhuoyuan—Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Speetjens, Jessica M—Associate Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Stopa, Justin E—Associate Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Sun, Xudong—Associate Researcher, Institute for Astronomy
Taira, Derek S—Associate Professor, College of Education
Taniguchi-Dorios, Emiko—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Torri, Giuseppe—Associate Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Wallsgrove, Richard—Associate Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law
Wu, Lang—Associate Researcher, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Yoshioka Maxwell, Amanda—Associate Professor, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health
Zheng, Yanmei—Associate Professor, Shidler College of Business
Zheng, Yao—Associate Professor, College of Engineering

Tenure
Brandes, Patricia M—Librarian III, Library Services
Caires, Kyle,—Assistant Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Chung, Aimee B—Junior Specialist, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health
Farrah, Duncan G—Assistant Specialist, College of Natural Sciences
Fujii, Rayna R H—Assistant Specialist, College of Education
Glick, Mark,—Specialist, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Gustavsen, David M—Librarian III, Library Services
Higa, Jason T A—Junior Specialist, College of Social Sciences
Joyce, Margaret—Librarian II, Library Services
Lukey, Benjamin T—Associate Specialist, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Mark, Shannon—Junior Specialist, Shidler College of Business
Muneno, Jolene S—Junior Specialist, College of Education
Nguyen, Andrew T—Junior Specialist, Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success
Smith, Helen M L—Librarian III, Library Services
Tagalicod, Rayna A I—Assistant Specialist, Office of the Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Tavares, Kylie L T—Junior Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Van Heukelem, Malia S—Librarian III, Library Services

Promotion
Allen III, John S—Professor, College of Engineering
Amend, Anthony S—Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Andrade, Joy K—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Azimov, Dilmurat M—Professor, College of Engineering
Baker, Tammy R G—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Banerjee, Dipanjan—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Banna, Jinan C—Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Barton, Kasey E—Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Bateni, Sayed M—Professor, College of Engineering
Bhatawadekar, Sai P—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Brown, Marie A—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Caires, Kyle—Associate Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Chen, Bin—Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Cheng, Zhiqiang—Specialist, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Ching, Natascha W H—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Chung-Do, Jane J—Professor, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health
Crow, Susan E—Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Edwards, Jr, Donald B—Professor, College of Education
Eversole, Dolan N—Extension Agent, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Farrah, Duncan G—Associate Specialist, College of Natural Sciences
Flowers, Petrice—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Fujii, Rayna R H—Associate Specialist, College of Education
Fuleky, Peter—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Gasiorek, Jessica N—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Ghorbani, Reza— Professor, College of Engineering
Groeniger, Scott D—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Grove, Jairus—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Hynson, Nicole A—Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Kaaloa, Rochelle P H—Associate Specialist, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Kiyokawa, Miki—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Kraft-Terry, Stephanie D—Specialist, College of Natural Sciences
Kukea Shultz, Pohai L—Specialist, College of Education
Labrador, Roderick N—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Labrash, Steven—Associate Specialist, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Lee, Winona K—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Leong, Peter W K—Professor, College of Education
Li, Yong—Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Lim, Unhee—Researcher, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Lukey, Benjamin T—Specialist, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Marikawa, Yusuke—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Mattheus, Deborah J—Professor, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
Maunakea, Alika K—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Miller, Kara L—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Mossakowski, Krysia N—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Nakagawa, Kazuma—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Nelson, Craig E—Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Nguyen, Hannah-Hanh—Professor, Shidler College of Business
Ni Dhonacha, Siobhan M—Associate Specialist, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Excellence
Nunes, Miguel A—Associate Specialist, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Oppegaard, Brett—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Raidoo, Shandhini, —Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Rodriguez, Julio C—Specialist, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Saito-Tom, Lynne Y—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Seale, Lucia A—Associate Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Seto, Todd B—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Shiroma, Kiana Y—Specialist, Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success
Soin, Komal S—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Stokes, Alexander J—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Szymczak, Victoria—Professor, William S Richardson School of Law
Tagalicod, Rayna A I—Associate Specialist, Office of the Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Wu, Yan Y—Professor, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health
Yamasato, Kelly S—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Delegated Promotion
Debrah, Joan, —Instructor, Rank C, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Galante Wong, Kimberly—Instructor, Rank C, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Galarza, Natasha—Instructor, Rank B, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
Hawajska-Waters, Anna—Instructor, Rank C, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Higa, Jason, T A—Assistant Specialist, College of Social Sciences
Holden, Kelly—Instructor, Rank B, Shidler College of Business
Huss, Jacob—Instructor, Rank C, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Joyce, Margaret—Librarian III, Library Services
Kou Wong, Luisa—Instructor, Rank C, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Lau, Melinda—Instructor, Rank B, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
Lee, Hye S—Instructor, Rank B, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Mark, Shannon—Assistant Specialist, Shidler College of Business
Mito, Masaru—Instructor, Rank B, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Muneno, Jolene S—Assistant Specialist, College of Education
Nguyen, Andrew T—Assistant Specialist, Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success
Nylen, Rae—Instructor, Rank C, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
O’Rourke, Laura C—Instructor, Rank B, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Parba, Jayson E—Instructor, Rank B, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Reemelin, Spencer—Instructor, Rank C, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Reppun, Frederick, A W L—Assistant Specialist, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Robertson, John C—Instructor, Rank B, College of Natural Sciences
Tarnay, Jennifer H—Assistant Specialist, College of Education
Tateyama, Yumiko—Instructor, Rank B, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Tavares, Kylie L T—Assistant Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Tome, Jose—Instructor, Rank C, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Tripp, Jeffrey—Instructor, Rank B, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Wilkins, Kevin R—Instructor, Rank B, College of Education

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

Tenure and Promotion
Dumanig, Francisco P—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Freeman, Timothy J—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Kaluna, Heather M—Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Kawakami, Chad K—Associate Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Van Hoose. Diane—Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences (2022)

Tenure
Simonov, Andrey A—Associate Professor, College of Business and Economics
Tatum, Janice L—Junior Specialist, College of Natural and Health Sciences

Promotion
Garcia-Ortega, Armando—Professor, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
Kimura, Larry L—Professor, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikolani/College of Hawaiian Language
Pacheco, Misty Y—Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Sumida, Comfort—Associate Specialist, Student Affairs

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu

Tenure and Promotion
Aumer, Katherine V—Associate Professor, Psychology
Itoga, Holly T—Associate Professor, Business Administration
Miles, Albie F—Associate Professor, Sustainable Community Food Systems
Spencer, Lisa K—Associate Professor, Long-Term Care
Williamson, Lynette M—Associate Professor, Health Information Management

Tenure
Mareko, Joseph L—Junior Specialist, Advising Services

Promotion
Furuto, Michael A—Professor, Mathematics
García-Santiago, Orlando—Professor, Sociology
Widiasih, Esther R—Professor, Mathematics

Delegated Promotion
Meriwether, Kanoa—Instructor, Psychology

Hawaiʻi Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Chin, Vivian F—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, English
Cremer, Alma C—Assistant Professor, CC, Nursing, Nursing
Landgraf, Kapena M—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, English
Madrid, Donna H—Assistant Professor, CC, Other Vocational Education, Administration of Justice
Pavel, Cheryl P—Assistant Professor, CC, Nursing, Nursing
Sumiki, Shawn S—Assistant Professor, CC, Food Services, Food Services

Promotion
Cravens-Howell, Toni A—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Dansereau, Sharon M—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, English
Dela Cruz, Renee A—Associate Professor, CC, Vocational Technology, Electronic Installation and Maintenance Technology
Fujioka, Garrett S—Associate Professor, CC, Vocational Technology, Auto Repair and Painting
Phillips, Michelle R—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Soares, Mitchell K—Associate Professor, CC, Vocational Technology, Diesel Technology
Tsugawa, David S—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, English

Honolulu Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Hartline, Elizabeth A—Assistant Professor, CC, Communication and Services Programs, Deans Office
Hong, Mahina S U K—, Assistant Professor, CC, Service Technology, Cosmetology
Kamakawiwoole, Kalehua H—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Murata, Kevin T—Assistant Professor, CC, Service Technology, Cosmetology
Ross, Jon R—Assistant Professor, CC, Service Technology, Music and Entertainment Learning Experience
Willett, Michael E—Assistant Professor, CC, Maintenance Repair, Aeronautics
Zintgraff, Drake P—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling

Tenure
Soga, Caroline L—Assistant Professor, CC, Service Technology, Human Development, Early Childhood Education

Promotion
Abeshima, Ann S—Associate Professor, CC, Communication and Services Programs, Deans Office
Balbag-Gerard, Erica L C—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
DeLay, John, K—Professor, CC, Social Science, Geography
Luke, Mark S A—Professor, CC, Hawaiian Studies, Humanities
Miller-Cabasug, Ina—Associate Professor, CC, Deans Office, Learning Resources, Retention
Soga, Caroline L—Associate Professor, CC, Service Technology, Human Development, Early Childhood Education

Kapiʻolani Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Conway, Brooke A—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling and Advising
Crutchfield, Miki A—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling and Advising
Dela Cruz, Michelle T W—Assistant Professor, CC, Allied Health, Physical Therapy
Halverson, Richard P—Assistant Professor, CC, Business Education, Information and Computer Science
Kawakami, Derek A—Assistant Professor, CC, Allied Health, Radiologic Technology
Kawamoto, Deneen M—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Special Student Services
Lindsey, Rachel A—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Nakasone, Dale M—Assistant Professor, CC, Business Education, Information and Computer Science
Seabolt, Duane—Assistant Professor, CC, Business Education, Accounting
Sickel, Jamie L—Assistant Professor, CC, Deans Office, Computer Center, CELTT
Tamamoto, Lauren C—Assistant Professor, CC, Food Service
Tyler, Jacob G—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Physical Science
Walker, Maegen E—Assistant Professor, CC, Social Science, Psychology
Yang, Man B—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Music
Yoshida, Joseph D—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Zachary, Robin G—Assistant Professor, CC, Nursing

Tenure
Nakaoka, Jodi, Ann T—Assistant Professor, CC, Allied Health, Radiologic Technology

Promotion
Aganon, Lisa K—Professor, CC, Nursing
Cruz, Kahelelaniokahakai N—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, Hawaiian Studies
Ewan, Beau O—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Huang, Shiuling—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Landgraf, Kapulani A R K—Professor, CC, Humanities, Art
Milincic, Radovan—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Physical Science
Moura, Adam K—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, Art
Nakamura, Kelli Y—Professor, CC, Humanities, History
Nakaoka, Jodi Ann T—Associate Professor, CC, Allied Health, Radiologic Technology
Oehlers, Ai-Chin—Associate Professor, CC, Deans Office, Library and Learning Resources
Ross, Michael C—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Scanlan, Lavache C—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling and Advising
Shook, Sheryl K—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Silva, Anthony D—Professor, CC, Language Arts, English

Delegated Promotion
Reyes, John M—Assistant Professor, CC, Nursing
Yoshida, Virginia L J—Assistant Professor, CC, Deans Office, Library and Learning Resources

Kauaʻi Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Baker, Harry J—Assistant Professor, CC, Deans Office, Library
Henry, Melissa S—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Sadora, Shaunte E—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling

Promotion
Girard, Ryan P—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Kalk, Loni A—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Soma, Dirk N—Associate Professor, CC, Business Education, Business

Leeward Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Biddle, Ashley M—Assistant Professor, CC, Social Science, Psychology
Dung, Lee Alan H—Assistant Professor, CC, Food Services, Food Service
Kennedy, Kelly L M—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English 2nd Language
Molyneux, Erika J—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Art
Moody, Mellissa E S—Assistant Professor, CC, Business Education, Accounting
Nikitin, Igor O—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Viviani, Donn A—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Oceanography

Promotion
Castillo, William K—Associate Professor, CC, Outreach, Outreach Waiʻanae
Elliott, Daniela D—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Hardy-Kahaleoumi, Anna P—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling and Guidance
Inoshita, Ann T—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Keliikuli, Genai U—Professor, CC, Outreach, Outreach Waiʻanae
Lane, Joy M F—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling and Guidance
Lindquist, Bruce A—Professor, CC, Social Science, Geography
Padasdao, Bryson E—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Physical Science
Shih, I-Chia—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science

Delegated Promotion
McCafferty, Heather R K—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College

Tenure and Promotion
Gould, Michelle L—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Botany
Kohne, Brian J—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Humanities
LeGare, Selene O—Assistant Professor, CC, Other Vocational Education, Human Services
Young, Michael A—Assistant Professor, CC, Apprenticeship

Promotion
Bowe, Samantha B—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Hussey, Thomas K H F—Professor, CC, Vocational Technology, Auto Maintenance
Marmack, Timothy P—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Nomura, Eri—Associate Professor, CC, Counseling and Guidance, Counseling
Rai, Buddhi M—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Physics

Windward Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Kimokeo, Kamuela M—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Music
Miranda, Chelsea K—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling

Promotion
Akina, Sarah E—Associate Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Poteet, Desiree R—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Sue, Laura H—Associate Professor, CC, Business Education, Information and Computer Science

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