WittKieffer is a national executive search firm with nearly 50 years of experience. The search is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2020, with the new vice chancellor in place in fall 2020.
“Hawai‘i lost a true giant and a pillar of our community with the passing of Barry Taniguchi last Friday. The successful leader of KTA Superstores, a thriving Hawai‘i Island institution, Barry cared deeply for his community and the entire state of Hawai‘i.”
In addition to ensuring people’s right to free expression and assembly, we also have a collective responsibility to our community and constituents to maintain daily operations, even if some of us may be experiencing conflict with decisions surrounding Maunakea.
Bonnnie Irwin will be recommended to replace Marcia Sakai, who has served as interim chancellor since 2017 when former chancellor Don Straney left the position to become the UH vice president for UH academic planning and policy.