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The General Education Committee (GEC), a Permanent Committee of the UHM Faculty Senate, and the six General Education Boards, play vital roles in overseeing and implementing the Gen Ed curriculum across our institution. Current members are listed below.

Current Membership:


General Education Committee Department
Garrett Apuzen-Ito Earth Sciences
Shana Brown History
Matt Eng Mānoa Advising Center
Betsy Gilliland, Vice-chair Second Language Studies
Kaliko Martin  Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
Mike Nassir Physics & Astronomy
Jonathan Pettit, Chair Religion
Mandy Westfall-Senda Student Life & Development
Kaylie Keim ASUH Representative
Christine Beaule General Education Office (GEO) Director
Laura Lyons Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Ryan Yamaguchi Office of Admissions
Christine Sorensen Irvine SEC Liaison
Lisa Fujikawa GEO Liaison
Vicky Keough General Education Office
Cari Gochenouer General Education Office


Foundations Board Department
Baoyan Cheng Educational Foundations
Monica LaBriola, Co-Chair History
Ramdas Lamb Religion
Sarah Post, Co-Chair Mathematics
Lauren Prepose-Forsen Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center
Dawn Sueoka Library Services
Diana Thompson Mānoa Advising Center
Mandy Westfall-Senda GEC Liaison
Cari Gochenouer GEO Liaison


Diversification Board  Department
John Gagnon, Vice-chair English
Shannon Johnson, Chair Outreach College
Peiling Kao Theater and Dance
Jayme Scally Honors
Howard Shen Microbiology
Mike Nassir GEC Liaison
Cari Gochenouer GEO Liaison


E Board  Department
Rayna Fujii Institute for Teacher Education
Seungoh Paek Learning Design & Technology
Greg Ravizza Earth Sciences
Karen Selph Oceanography
Megan Terawaki Mānoa Advising Center
Matt Eng GEC Liaison
Vicky Keough GEO Liaison


HAP Board  Department
Konia Freitas Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Patricia Halagao, Vice-chair Curriculum Studies
Keahiahi Long, Chair Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
James Viernes Center for Pacific Island Studies
Kawēlau Wright Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Kaliko Martin GEC Liaison
Christine Beaule GEO Liaison


O Board Department
Dustin Crowther Second Language Studies
Leilani Dawson, Co-Chair Library Services
Amy McKee Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center
Jamie Simpson Steele Institute for Teacher Education
Jaymian Urashima, Co-Chair Communicology
Garrett Apuzen-Ito GEC Liaison
Cari Gochenouer GEO Liaison


W Board  Department
Sarah Allen, Chair English/Composition & Rhetoric Director
Christine Beaule General Education Office Director
Curt Daehler Life Sciences (Botany)
Clare Fujioka, Vice-chair Office of Student Academic Services (Shidler)
David Gustavsen Library Sciences
Kenton Harsch English Language Institute Director
Peter Hoffenberg History
Ji Young Kim Communications
Bob Lipske Outreach College
Shana Brown GEC Liaison
Lisa Fujikawa GEO Liaison

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