Honors Council

Honors Council

The Honors Council is the policy-making and examining body of the Honors Program. The charge of the Honors Council is to:

  1. review and set policy concerning admission standards, curriculum and program requirements;
  2. promote the interests of the Honors Program among faculty, staff and students
  3. positively enhance the visibility of the Honors Program at the University and within the community
  4. review student portfolios for the awarding of Honors
  5. serve as the committee for the Honors thesis prize

Membership in the Council consists of the Director of the Honors Program (ex officio chair), the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education (ex officio), the Honors Program Advisor (ex officio),  and up to ten full-time faculty from representative colleges and schools at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Honors Council Roster

Ron CambraAssistant Vice Chancellor (ex-officio)Office of Undergraduate Education
James CaronAssociate ProfessorCollege of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature
Maria ChunAssociate Chair of SurgeryJohn A. Burns School of Medicine
Vernadette Vicuña GonzalezDirector (ex officio chair)Honors Program
Cynthia HunterDirectorMarine Options Program
Petra LenzResearcherPacific Biosciences Research Center
Laura LyonsAssociate ProfessorCollege of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature
Thomas PearsonProfessorShidler College of Business and School of Accountancy
Loriena YancuraAssociate ProfessorCollege of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Ming-Bao YueAssociate ProfessorEast Asian Languages and Literatures
Sheela SharmaEducational Specialist (ex-officio)Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
Siobhán Ní DhonachaAcademic Advisor (ex-officio)Honors Program and Regents and Presidential Scholars
Sue P. HaglundEducational Specialist (ex-officio)Honors Program