UH looks at contracts to find leaders
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents will consider $220,000 in contracts with executive search firms to help find the next chancellor for UH-Manoa and a new dean for the medical school.
The university is proposing to hire Isaacson and Miller, a Boston-based search firm for a fee of $103,550 plus expenses to assist UH-Manoa in finding its next chancellor.
Currently interim Chancellor Denise Konan leads the state's flagship campus. She was appointed after the contract of former chancellor Peter Englert was not renewed last year.
According to the firm's Web site, its current searches include looking for a new president for the Rochester Institute of Technology, where former UH President Albert Simone just retired.
The university is also proposing to hire Korn/Ferry International for $118,510 plus expenses to help find a dean for the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
The firm is based in Los Angeles and has more than 70 offices worldwide. According to its Web site, the company was hired to help find the next commissioner for the National Football League.
Dr. Sam Shomaker is the interim medical school dean after Dr. Edwin Cadmin announced he would not return as dean after being diagnosed with a neuro-degenerative disorder called Primary Progressive Aphasia.