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Chancellor’s Staff

Karen Ikoma

Elmer K. Kaʻai
Director of Advancement

Tracy Orillo-Donovan
Communications & Public Information Officer

Contact Us

Chancellor’s Office
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2500 Campus Road
Hawaiʻi Hall 202
Honolulu, HI 96822


The Office of the Chancellor is committed to building increased awareness of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as a global leading research institution. It strives to solve society’s problems, generate new opportunities that benefit society and serve as a leading economic driver for the state. As part of this effort, the University focuses on three priorities:

  • pursuing student success/transformation,
  • increasing research, and
  • grounding UH Mānoa in the traditional values of the Native Hawaiian culture.

Students Finding Their Passion

UH Mānoa assists students in realizing their academic dreams, passions and goals through steadfast commitment to financial aid, scholarship, grants and other financial opportunities. Examples include:

For more details of these and other featured scholarships, please visit UH Mānoa Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities, Office of Graduate Education for graduate fellowships and scholarships, or International Student Services for scholarships tailored for international students.

Research that Matters

A major public research institution that has earned national and international recognition, UH Mānoa is also home to critical research enterprises that serve as a key economic generator for the state.  This productive enterprise generates more than $1 million per day through partnerships with other UH institutions, local businesses, national and international entities, and government agencies.  Read the stories of UH Mānoa researchers who are tackling international challenges and finding scientifically innovative solutions in the Chancellor’s Report.

A Hawaiian Place of Learning

UH Mānoa is committed to implementing an action plan dedicated to making the campus a Hawaiian place of learning. Native Hawaiian scholars and educators have collaborated to develop a task force, facilitated by the leadership of Dean Maenette Benham of the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and Dean Noreen Mokuau of the Myron P. Thompson School of Social Work. See the homepage of the Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force.