Panel gets say for UH chancellor
Students, faculty, staff alumni and community members will take part
A new advisory committee will suggest possible candidates for the next chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, according to UH officials.
Manoa Faculty Senate Chairman Robert Bley-Vroman will head the Search Advisory Committee, which will recommend a few candidates to UH President David McClain, along with an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, according to a UH news release last week. The president will make a recommendation to the Board of Regents, which selects the chancellor.
The composition of the committee was created according to a search process developed last fall under the leadership of interim UH-Manoa Chancellor Denise Konan.
Konan has not indicated whether she will be a candidate, according to the release.
An executive search firm will be chosen in the coming weeks to help select candidates. The committee hopes to complete its work in the late fall of this year or in the early spring of 2007.
The undergraduate student representative on the committee is student government president Grant Teichman. The graduate student representative is Angelos Hannides.
Other faculty representatives are law school professor Denise Antolini; women's studies professor Ruth Dawson; Barry Raleigh, a researcher at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and former dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology; mathematics professor Tom Ramsey; Elizabeth Tam, professor and chairwoman of the Department of Medicine at the medical school; and Ricardo Trimillos, professor and chairman of Asian studies at the School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies.
Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa, a professor in the Center for Hawaiian Studies and former director of the center, is the Kuali'i Council representative.
Staff representatives are Leimomi Kawakami, a secretary in the UH-Manoa Honors Program, and Walt Niemczura, facilities manager for the nuclear magnetic resonator/mass spectrometer in the chemistry department of the College of Natural Sciences.
Rolf Kudritzki, director of the Institute for Astronomy, represents the organized research units. UH-Manoa deans are represented by Dick Dubanoski, dean of the College of Social Sciences, and Vance Roley, dean and First Hawaiian Bank Professor of Leadership and Management in the College of Business.
UH-Manoa alumni are represented by Janet Yoshida, president of the UH Alumni Association. Community members include Howard Karr, past chairman and a current trustee at the UH Foundation, and Nadine Nishioka, head of the Manoa Neighborhood Board.