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UH presidential selection process underway


The search is underway to select an individual to succeed David McClain as president of the University of Hawaii System. 

McClain has led the 10-campus system since 2004; his term of appointment concludes July 30. 

An advisory committee appointed by the Board of Regents has begun reviewing the 200-plus applications.

Message from the Advisory Committee

The UH Advisory Presidential Selection Committee welcomes you to the University of Hawaii’s presidential search Web site.

This is an exciting time as we select a new leader who will work with the 10 campuses and the communities throughout our state to further advance the educational, research and public service missions of the university system.

We hope you will use this Web site to track the progress of the search. For community members and those of you from inside the UH family, this will be the place to find up-to-date information on the progress of the search.

For those potentially interested in the position, the Web site will be home to reports and brochures about the university and our communities, including our Native Hawaiian community. Please note the listening tours section for recent feedback from a number of UH constituent groups.

Applications and nominations are encouraged to be submitted by Feb. 20, 2009, although the position will remain open until filled. Directions for how to apply appear on the Information for Candidates page.

The advisory committee is assisted by Alberto Pimentel and Sharon Tanabe of the search firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. You can learn more about the backgrounds of the advisory committee members on this Web site.

We look forward to sharing our progress with you and working with the Board of Regents, so that the regents may announce a new president by July, if not before.

We encourage you to share your thoughts and recommendations with the advisory committee members. Write to me using our online form, or you can send me an e-mail at…. I will share your comments with members of the advisory committee. 


Donna Tanoue, Chairwoman


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