Finalist candidates for research Vice Chancellor's position scheduled for visits to UH Manoa campus

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Joanne Clark, (808) 956-6133
UH Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jan 27, 2004

Two finalists have been identified for the position of UH Manoa Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, and the search advisory committee has not yet confirmed a third finalist for the job.

The two finalists scheduled for campus visits and public presentations are:

Bruce Margon — Associate Director for Science in the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to his appointment to the Baltimore position in 2001, Dr. Margon was for twenty years a professor and Chairman of the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington in Seattle. He holds a BA in Astrophysics from Columbia University and MA and Ph.D. degrees in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Gary Ostrander — Associate Provost for Research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Ostrander has been at Johns Hopkins since 1996, and has served in a number of research, teaching and administrative positions there. He received his BS in Biology at Seattle University, a master‘s in Biology at Illinois State University, and a Ph.D. in Ocean and Fisheries Science at the University of Washington.

Additional information about the position, the search process, and background on the candidates is posted on the Web at

During their scheduled presentations, each candidate will address the topic: "The future of the research university — from arts & humanities to science." The open forums are scheduled from 4:00 — 5:00 p.m. in the Architecture Auditorium, with the first 20 minutes to be devoted to the presentation, with a 40 minute question and answer session to follow.

Dr. Margon will make his presentation on Thursday, January 29. Dr. Ostrander will be at Manoa for his presentation on Tuesday, February 17.

Members of the search advisory committee are:-Fred MacKenzie, Chair — Professor, Oceanography-Katalin Csiszar, Researcher, Matrix Pathobiology, and Professor, Molecular Pharmacology, PBRC-John C. Dean, Chairman (retired), Silicon Valley Bacshares-Margo Edwards, Director HMRG, Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology-Michael Hamnett, Director, Social Sciences Research Institute-Dew-Anne Langcaon, Executive Vice President-Lorenz Magaard, Professor, oceanography, an Executive Associate Director, International Pacific Research Center-Shane Kaleipu Menza, Graduate Student Organization representative and graduate student, Public Administration-Avis Morigawara, Secretary, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs-C.S. Papacostas, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering-Georgette Sakumoto, Administrative Officer, Office of Research Services-David B. Sanders, Professor and Astronomer, Institute for Astronomy-Tom Schroeder, Chair/Director, Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research and Associate Professor, Meteorology-Aviam Soifer, Dean, William S. Richardson School of Law-Ronald Tanaka, Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi representative-Judy Van Zile, Professor, Dance-Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, Director, Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi

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