Advisory committee launches nationwide search for CTAHR leader
Andrew “Andy” Hashimoto, who has served as dean of the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) since 2000, will step down from his administrative position, and will return to the faculty on or before June 30, 2010.
Hashimoto cited his original plan, on taking the post nine years ago, to serve up to a decade as CTAHR dean. “I am not sure if there ever is the perfect time to change positions,” he said, “but increasing family needs require that I have more flexibility and control over my time and schedule than I currently have as dean.”
He will remain as dean during the nationwide successor search and recruitment process, which will be overseen by UH Mānoa Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Reed Dasenbrock. Maenette Benham, dean of the UH Mānoa Hawai‘inuiākea School for Hawaiian Knowledge, will chair the 18-member Search Advisory Committee, comprised of campus and agriculture industry representatives throughout the state.
Finalist visits are tentatively scheduled for February or March 2010, with a tentative start date for a new dean in July or August of next year.
For more information on the Search Advisory Committee, position description, timeline, and advertisement that will run in the Chronicle of Higher Education later this month, go to http://www.hawaii.edu/executivesearch/ctahr/.