Board of Regents and Administration

University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents

(Updated: July 2017)

Jan Naoe Sullivan, Honolulu County, Chair

  • Randolph G. Moore, At-Large, Vice Chair
  • Benjamin Asa Kudo, At-Large, Vice Chair

  • Eugene Bal III, Maui County

  • Brandon Marc Higa, Student Regent
  • Jeffrey Portnoy, Honolulu County
  • Lee Putnam, Honolulu County
  • Stanford Yuen, Honolulu County
  • Michael McEnerney, Honolulu County
  • Ernest Wilson, Maui County
  • Wayne Higaki, Hawaii County
  • Michele Tagorda, Honolulu County
  • Simeon Acoba, Honolulu County
  • Norma Doctor Sparks, Kauai County

More information on the Board of Regents can be found on the Board of Regents and Leadership website.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Administration

Dr. Donald O. Straney
Chancellor
B.S. 1973, M.S.1973, Michigan State University
Ph.D. 1980, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Kenneth Hon
Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Professor of Geology/Volcanology
B.S., Ph.D. University of Colorado
Dr. Marcia Sakai
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
Professor of Business Administration and Economics
B.A. 1969, M.A. 1971, M.A. 1984, Ph.D. 1985, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dr. Farrah-Marie Gomes
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
B.A. 1998, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.S. 2000, Chaminade University
Ph.D. 2016, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Mr. Jerry Chang
Director of University Relations
B.A. 1978, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ms. Thora Abarca
Interim University Librarian, Edwin H. Mookini Library
B.A. 1976, University of Miami
A.M.L.S. 1980, University of Michigan
Ms. Julie Mowrer
Acting Director College of Continuing Education and Community Service
Dr. Tam Vu
Interim Dean, College of Business and Economics
Professor of Economics
B.A., 1987 College of Charleston
M.A., 1991 Manhattan School of Music
M.A., 2004, Ph.D. 2006, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dr. Michael Bitter
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of History
B.A. 1988, Ph.D. 1999, University of Minnesota
Carolyn Ma
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Pharm.D. 1986, University of California at San Francisco
Dr. Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa
Director, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language
Associate Professor of Indigenous Education and Teacher Preparation
B.A. 1978, M.Ed. 1985, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ph.D. 2012, Union Institute and University
Dr. Bruce Mathews
Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
Professor of Soil Science
B.S. 1986, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.S. 1989, Louisiana State University
Ph.D. 1992, University of Florida