West Oahu chancellor
candidates to visit

Three candidates for chancellor of the University of Hawaii-West Oahu will visit the campus during the next two weeks for interviews and meetings.

"We are delighted with the caliber of candidates who indicated their interest in leading UH-West Oahu into the future," said Linda Johnsrud, UH-West Oahu acting chancellor and chairwoman of the search advisory committee.

The three finalists are Gene Awakuni, vice provost for student affairs at Stanford University; Betsy Boze, dean of the School of Business and professor of marketing at the University of Texas-Brownsville; and flo wiger, UH-West Oahu interim vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Awakuni has been vice provost for student affairs at Stanford University since 2001. He received doctorate and master's degrees in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard University, and a master's degree in clinical social work and a bachelor's degree in political science from UH-Manoa.

Boze has been dean of the University of Texas-Brownsville's School of Business since 1994, where she also serves as a professor of marketing. She received a doctoral degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas, and a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University.

Wiger has been interim vice chancellor of academic affairs at UH-West Oahu since February 2004. She received a doctorate in higher education from the University of Minnesota, and a master's degree in counseling and guidance and a bachelor's degree in education from North Dakota State. Her experience includes positions at Maui Community College, where she served as vice chancellor, acting provost and dean of instruction.



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