Search Begins for Dean of UH School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene

University of Hawaiʻi
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
External Affairs & University Relations
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
Public Information Officer
Posted: Aug 21, 2002

Members of the search committee for the dean of the UH Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) have been appointed. The committee is chaired by Kem Lowry, professor of urban and regional planning at UH Mānoa. The new dean will be a successor to Rosanne Harrigan, who now chairs the Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the UH medical school.

"The committee will be looking for candidates who can build on the progress the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene has made in the past several years under Dean Harrigan," Lowry said.

"The university‘s nursing and dental hygiene school plays a vital role in our community to prepare graduates for rapidly developing technologies and changing roles in the health care system," he added. "We welcome comments and suggestions from the community as our search continues."

Besides chair Lowry, committee members are:

Patricia Lanoie Blanchette, Professor, Geriatric Medicine Program/Public Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Wynetta Carl-Matsuura, Nursing Doctoral Candidate

Mark Greer, Chief, Dental Health Division, State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health

Jillian Inouye, Professor and Graduate Chair, SONDH

Jane Kadohiro, Assistant Professor, SONDH

Christi Keliipio, Director, Hawaiʻi Nurses Association

William J. King, UH Mānoa Information Technology Specialist and support staff representative

Carolyn K. Kuba, Instructor/Chair, Dental Hygiene, SONDH

Laura Mallery-Sayre, President, Hawaiʻi Dental Hygienist Association

Lois Magnussen, Associate Professor and Director, Student Services, SONDH

Geri Marullo, President/CEO, Child and Family Service

Joan K. Matsukawa, Associate Professor, Nursing, SONDH

Richard Meiers, President/CEO, Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi and member, SONDH Advisory Board

Mary Oneha, Director of Case Management/Utilization, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

Janice Shoultz, Associate Professor, SONDH

Virginia M. Tanji, Librarian, John A. Burns School of Medicine and Faculty Senate Representative

The dean‘s position is being advertised, with a first screening deadline of Friday, September 13, 2002. Those wishing to send communications to the search committee may address them to Search Committee, Dean of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, attn: Joanne Clark, 2442 Campus Road, Admin Services Bldg 1, Room 101, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 96822, or e-mail