Finalists announced for dean of Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michele Tom, (808) 956-9396
Executive Search Coordinator, Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Three finalists have been identified for the position of dean of the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge (HSHK).  The three finalists are scheduled to participate over a two-day period of visits to the Mānoa campus.  The visits include department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

The campus visits of the three candidates have been scheduled as follows:

Dr. Jonathan Osorio, visiting February 28-March 1, 2018
Interim Dean and Professor
Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
*Public Presentation:  Thursday, March 1, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Dr. Jon Matsuoka, visiting March 6-7, 2018
Pili Group Consulting, LLC
*Public Presentation:  Wednesday, March 7, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Dr. Katrina-Ann “Kapā” Oliveira, visiting March 8-9, 2018
Professor and Graduate Chair
Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
*Public Presentation:  Friday, March 9, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

*The public presentations will all be held at the Hālau o Haumea at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822

“We were fortunate to have received a highly qualified pool of candidates. The Search Advisory Committee did a terrific job in identifying these three finalists and I would like to thank them for their outstanding effort and commitment to the search,” said Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Research Michael Bruno.  “As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to come out and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their input to assist in hiring the best person for the position.”

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, see the search website at