The UH Hilo campus and the Hawaiʻi Island community are invited to meet the finalists at scheduled presentations in November.
The highlight of the trip was the ceremony recognizing Ke Kula ‘O Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u Hawaiian language immersion school as the recipient of the William Demmert Freedom Fighter award, one of the highest awards given by the National Indian Education Association.
The search is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, with the new chancellor in place in spring 2019.
Joseph Sanchez, who has been serving as director of a public library system in Colorado, is a nationally recognized leader on e-books, e-content, technology and intellectual property in public libraries.
UH President David Lassner: UH must move beyond its strengths in astronomy and continue to improve protection of Maunakea’s environment and cultural resources.
The existing academic units—natural sciences, nursing, kinesiology and exercise science, to be moved into the new college July 1—will have better representation of student, faculty, and budget issues.
Kei-Lin K.H. Cerf, a long-time resident of South Kohala and current Honokaʻa resident, has a broad background in private industry, non-profits and education on Hawaiʻi Island.
Greg Chun will represent the university externally on all matters relating to Maunakea, including the many discussions of alternative models of management.
Review of applications to begin on February 28, 2018.
UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai: The new College of Natural and Health Sciences will be established, effective July 1, 2018.