UH faculty, staff, students to meet chancellor hopefuls
Two men and two women will be interviewed in two weeks
Four candidates for chancellor of the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus will be in Hawaii in the next two weeks to meet with faculty, staff and students.
An 18-member search committee chose two men and two women from 126 applicants. None of the finalists has a connection with Hawaii.
The search began after former Chancellor Peter Englert's contract was not renewed in July. Denise Konan, chairwoman of the Economics Department, has served as interim chancellor since August.
» Reed Dasenbrock has been provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Mexico since 2005. He was previously dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Albuquerque campus and held positions of English department head and associate dean at New Mexico State University. He will be here Feb. 26-27.
» Yash Gupta is a professor of business administration and former dean of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He was previously dean and professor of management at the University of Colorado College of Business and Administration. He will be here Feb. 22-23.
» Virginia S. Hinshaw is provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of California at Davis and professor in the school's School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine. She was dean of the graduate school and vice chancellor for research at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She will be on campus March 1-2.
» Carol Tomlinson-Keasey was the founding chancellor of the University of California at Merced, 10th campus in the state's university system. She was formerly vice provost for academic initiatives for the statewide university system and vice provost for faculty relations at UC-Davis. She will be in Hawaii next Tuesday to Feb. 21.
"I encourage the Manoa campus community, particularly our students, to meet each candidate, attend their presentations and share their assessments with me," said UH President David McClain in a news release.
McClain will choose the chancellor and negotiate a contract. His recommendation is expected to be submitted to the Board of Regents for approval in March.
The executive search committee was headed by Robert Bley-Vroman, a professor of second-language studies.* The committee included two student members, one of whom, Grant Teichman, resigned last week in protest of the committee choices.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
» Robert Bley-Vroman, chairman of the search committee for a University of Hawaii-Manoa chancellor, is a professor of second-language studies. He was incorrectly identified as an associate professor in a Page A3 article Tuesday.