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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 the educational effectiveness, policies and procedures governing the Gen Ed curriculum across our institution. Current members are listed below.

Spring 2024 Membership


General Education Committee (GEC)
Kahea Faria School of Teacher Education – M.Ed. in Teaching
Sonja Giardina Associated Students of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Mahealani Kaneshiro Natural Resources & Environmental Management
Keahiahi Long Library & Information Science
Nadine Ortega (Chair) Indo-Pacific Languages & Literatures
Scott Rowland  Earth Sciences
Shauna Sibonga Mānoa Transfer Coordination Center
Brad Taylor (Vice Chair) Art & Art History
June Zhang Electrical & Computer Engineering
Christine Beaule General Education Office (Director)
Gerald Busch Senate Executive Committee (Liaison)
Paul McKimmy Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Excellence
Pheng Xiong Enrollment Management
Lisa Fujikawa General Education Office (Liaison)
Vicky Keough General Education Office
Rosalie Paradise General Education Office

Foundations (F) Board Department
Kari Ambrozich Student-Athlete Academic Services
Kimberly Galante-Wong Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas
Elizabeth Gross Mathematics
Dusko Pavlovic  Information & Computer Sciences 
Seth Quintus (Chair) Anthropology
Malte Stuecker  International Pacific Research Center
Yanyan Wu Office of Public Health Studies
Keahiahi Long GEC Liaison
Rosalie Paradise GEO Liaison


Diversification (Div) Board  Department
Derek Furukawa (Chair) Advising Center for the College of Arts, Languages & Letters
Poonam Keral  Natural Resources & Environmental Management 
Camaron Miyamoto  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer+ Center 
Jesse Owens John A. Burns School of Medicine
Jonathan Young Library Services
June Zhang GEC Liaison
Rosalie Paradise GEO Liaison


Contemporary Ethical Issues (E) Board  Department
John Allen Mechanical Engineering
Atsushi Hasegawa (Chair) East Asian Languages & Literatures 
Travis Idol Natural Resources & Environmental Management
Eve Millett Mānoa Advising Center
Scott Rowland  GEC Liaison
Vicky Keough GEO Liaison


Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues (HAP) Board  Department
Rosela Balinbin Santos  School for Teacher Education – Elementary 
U’ilani Chow-Rule  Nursing 
Joseph Foukona  History 
Kahealani Lono  Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language  
Donna-Marie Palakiko  Nursing
Kahea Faria GEC Liaison
Christine Beaule GEO Liaison


Oral Communication (O) Board Department
Curtis Daehler School of Life Sciences
Raezheen Pascua  Mānoa Advising Center 
Jay Stout School of Communication & Information
Emiko Taniguchi-Dorios (Chair) School of Communication & Information
Shauna Sibonga GEC Liaison
Rosalie Paradise
GEO Liaison



Writing (W) Intensive Board  Department
Sarah Allen
English/Composition & Rhetoric Director
Christopher Au School for Teacher Education – Elementary
Christine Beaule General Education Office Director
Priscilla Faucette Second Language Studies/English Language Institute Director
Gary Glauberman  Nursing 
Ji Young Kim  School of Communication & Information 
Mark Nakamoto Office of Student Academic Services (Shidler)
Justin Walguarnery School of Life Sciences
Mahealani Kaneshiro GEC Liaison
Lisa Fujikawa GEO Liaison
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