Finalists for Manoa Vice Chancellor for Students position schedule campus visits

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Joanne Clark, (808) 956-6133
UH Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Apr 12, 2006

Finalists for the Vice Chancellor for Students position will be on campus beginning Monday, April 17th for meetings, interviews and public presentations.

Interim Chancellor Denise Eby Konan urged students to attend the public sessions and ask questions of the candidates. "We have made sure to schedule visits before the spring semester ends so that students, faculty and staff can get to know the finalists. We take campus feedback seriously and, with this position in particular, we want to hear what the campus community, and especially students, have to say."

Search advisory committee chair Beverly McCreary says "The Search Advisory Committee has been dedicated to finding the best fit between the needs of our campus and the skill-sets of our candidates. I am very excited about the caliber of candidates. They are prominent leaders in Student Affairs who will bring vision and leadership to the Mānoa campus. I hope that many of you will come to the open forum to hear more about each candidate's thoughts on the direction of Student Affairs."

The finalists coming this month are:

Gladys De Necochea, Associate Provost for Student Affairs & Community Colleges and Associate Professor, Counseling & Educational Psychology Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. Dr. De Necochea received her B.A. in Psychology at California State University, Northridge, and Master‘s and Ph.D. degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Eliseo "Cheo" Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Dr. Torres received his B.S., M.A. and Ed.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, Kingston.

Francisco J. Hernandez, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Hernandez received his B.A. in American History from the University of California, Berkeley, and Master‘s and Ph.D. degrees from the Stanford University School of Education.

Additional biographical information about the candidates and about the search process will be posted at

Each of the candidates will be on the Mānoa campus this month, and each has been scheduled for a public presentation on their Vision for Student Affairs at the Art Auditorium, Art Building, Room 132, on the following dates.

Gladys De Necochea — Monday, April 17, 2006, 2:00 — 3:30 pm

Eliseo "Cheo" Torres — Monday, April 24, 2006, 2:00 — 3:30 pm

Francisco J. Hernandez — Thursday, April 27, 2006, 2:00 — 3:30 pm

Interested members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend.

Members of the search advisory committee are:Beverly A. McCreary, chair of the search advisory committee and Gender Equity Counselor, Office of the Chancellor; Annelle Amaral, Vice President for External Affairs, Planned Parenthood of Hawaiʻi; Katie Barry, Baccalaureate candidate in Political Science/Environmental Studies and undergraduate student representative; Thomas T. Bopp, Professor/Chair, Chemistry Department; Jeff E. Brooks-Harris, Psychologist/Specialist, Student Affairs; Ronald E. Cambra, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and Enrollment Management, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Nathan K.T. Chang, Jr. Specialist, School of Social Work; Vanessa M. Chong, Advisor/Recruiter, Study Abroad Center; Linda Duckworth, Director, International Student Services; Robert E. Gibson, Chair/Associate Professor, Second Languages Studies Department; Jon Goss, Professor of Geography; Shirley Hamakawa, Administrative Officer, Student Affairs; Emily A. Hawkins, Associate Professor, Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages & Literature Department; Lori Ideta, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Affairs, UH Manoa; Ann C. Ito, Director, KŌKUA Program, Student Affairs; Helen Lee, Secretary, Center for South East Asian Studies; Leighton K.F. Liu, Associate Professor, School of Architecture; Bonnyjean Manini, Acting Director of Leadership Development, Co-Curricular Activities, Programs and Services, Student Affairs; Jeff McNeill, Doctoral candidate, Communication and Information Sciences, and graduate student representative; Keikilani Meyer, Kualiʻi Council Representative; Grant Teichman, Baccalaureate candidate in Political Science/History and ASUH President

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