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As the chief academic officer of the campus, the Provost is responsible for ensuring the success of UH Mānoa students, faculty, and staff across education, research, scholarship, service, and outreach.

Read Provost Bruno’s message about the UH Mānoa campus plans for Fall 2021.

Provost Bruno welcomes back the students, faculty and staff of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to the spring 2021 semester.

Provost Bruno extends his year-end holiday greeting the students, faculty and staff of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Read Provost Bruno’s update for the fall 2020 semester.

UH Mānoa Planning for Post-Pandemic Hawaiʻi.


The Office of the Provost serves as the home for innovative initiatives that cross the boundaries of education, research, student affairs, and outreach. Current initiatives include the following.

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Post-Pandemic Budget Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a fiscal crisis for the State and for the UH System. To address this, every UH Mānoa unit is developing plans to enhance opportunities for program and revenue growth and to address Hawaiʻi’s most urgent needs.

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Phase 2 Reorganization

The Phase 1 campus reorganization established the President as CEO of the campus and the Provost as Chief Academic Officer. The Phase 2 reorganization will address the organizational structures underneath the Provost and President.

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Commission on Racism & Bias

The Commission is charged with examining how we have responded to racism and bias at UH Mānoa and proposing ways to move forward together by approaching issues in an honest, open and rigorous manner, drawing from multiple perspectives, while leveraging existing resources and ongoing campus-wide initiatives.

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The Center for MICROBIOME Analysis through Island Knowledge & Investigation (C-MĀIKI) performs cutting-edge microbiome research by leveraging the ecology, geography and cultures of Hawaiʻi to better understand and model microbiome dynamics.

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Institute for Sustainability & Resilience

ISR provides a campus-wide focus for instructional, research and outreach programs relating to sustainability and resilience in Hawaiʻi, as lessons from our islands can help provide global solutions.

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Strategic Investment Initiative

The Strategic Investment Initiative is designed to increase cross-unit and cross-disciplinary collaboration in strategic areas that, with start-up funding, have a strong possibility for success in building on our strengths while addressing challenges.

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