Present and Past Leaders

A number of distinguished leaders have steered University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa from its founding in 1907. UH Mānoa and the entire University of Hawaii System were overseen by a single president until 1972. The chancellorship was then established to direct the growing Mānoa campus. During periods of transition the UH System president has also served as chancellor of UH Mānoa.

Chancellors

  • David Lassner
    David Lassner
    Interim, 2016–present
  • Robert Bley-Vroman
    Robert Bley-Vroman
    Interim, 2014–2016
  • Tom Apple
    Tom Apple
    2012–2014
  • Virginia S. Hinshaw
    Virginia S. Hinshaw
    2007–2012
  • Denise Eby Konan
    Denise Eby Konan
    Interim, 2005–2007
  • Peter Englert
    Peter Englert
    2002–2005
  • Dean Neubauer
    Dean Neubauer
    Interim, 2001–2002
  • Kenneth P. Mortimer
    Kenneth P. Mortimer
    1993–2001
  • Paul C. Yuen
    Paul C. Yuen
    Acting, 1992–1993
  • Albert J. Simone
    Albert J. Simone
    1985–1992
  • Marvin J. Anderson
    Marvin J. Anderson
    1982–1985
  • Durward Long
    Durward Long
    1979–1981
  • Douglas S. Yamamura
    Douglas S. Yamamura
    1975–1978
  • Wytze Gorter
    Wytze Gorter
    1972–1974

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Presidents

  • David Lassner
    David Lassner
    2013–present
  • M.R.C. Greenwood
    M.R.C. Greenwood
    2009–2013
  • David McClain
    David McClain
    2004–2009
  • Evan S. Dobelle
    Evan S. Dobelle
    2001–2004
  • Kenneth P. Mortimer
    Kenneth P. Mortimer
    1993–2001
  • Paul C. Yuen
    Paul C. Yuen
    Acting, 1992–1993
  • Albert J. Simone
    Albert J. Simone
    1984–1992
  • Fujio Matsuda
    Fujio Matsuda
    1974–1984
  • Harlan Cleveland
    Harlan Cleveland
    1969–1974
  • Richard S. Takasaki
    Richard S. Takasaki
    Acting, 1969
  • Robert W. Hiatt
    Robert W. Hiatt
    Acting, 1968–1969
  • Thomas H. Hamilton
    Thomas H. Hamilton
    1963–1968
  • Laurence H. Snyder
    Laurence H. Snyder
    1958–1963
  • Willard Wilson
    Willard Wilson
    Acting, 1957–1958
  • Paul S. Bachman
    Paul S. Bachman
    1955–1957
  • Gregg M. Sinclair
    Gregg M. Sinclair
    1942–1955
  • Arthur R. Keller
    Arthur R. Keller
    Acting, 1941–1942
  • David L. Crawford
    David L. Crawford
    1927–1941
  • Arthur L. Dean
    Arthur L. Dean
    1914–1927
  • John S. Donaghho
    John S. Donaghho
    Acting, 1913–1914
  • John W. Gilmore
    John W. Gilmore
    1908–1913
  • Willis T. Pope
    Willis T. Pope
    Acting, 1907–1908

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