The Better Tomorrow Speaker Series is administered by the Office of the Provost at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in partnership with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and Kamehameha Schools.

COMMUNITY ADVISORS

Bill Reeves

Bill Reeves
Co-Founder of Unbound Philanthropy and the Learning Coalition

Micah Kane

Micah A. Kāne
Chief Executive Officer and President, Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Lauren Nahme

Lauren Nahme
Vice President of Strategy and Transformation, Kamehameha Schools

MAYA SOETORO portrait

Maya Soetoro
Consultant, Obama Foundation

UH ADVISORS

PETER ARNADE portrait

Peter Arnade
Dean,
College of Arts and Humanities

MICHAEL BRUNO portrait

Michael Bruno
Provost,
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

QIMEI CHIN portrait

Qimei Chin
Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean, Shildler College of Business

CHIP FLETCHER portrait

C.H. (Chip) Fletcher
Professor of Geology and Geophysics and Associate Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

ROY GAL portrait

Roy Gal
Assistant Astronomer and Outreach Coordinator, Institute for Astronomy

NOELLE KAHANU portrait

Noelle Kahanu
Assistant Specialist, American Studies, College of Arts and Humanities

Landon Li

Langdon Li
President, Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i

Jon Matsuda
Director of Credit Programs Outreach College and
Representative of Mānoa Faculty Senate

COLIN MOORE portrait

Colin Moore
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Public Policy Center, College of Social Sciences

AVI SOIFER portrait

Avi Soifer
Dean, William S. Richardson School of Law

Karla Zarate Ramirez headshot

Karla Zarate-Ramirez
Vice President for Development, UH Foundation

Ronette Kawakami
Associate Dean, William S. Richardson School of Law

Staff

Maile Au

Maile Au
Interim Sr. Executive Director of Alumni Relations,
UH Foundation

Chips Damate-headshot

Chips DeMate
Senior Communications Officer
Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Makena Duffy 
Student Video Editor

Lori Furoyama portrait photo

Lori Furoyama
Educational Specialist,
OVCAA

Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe

Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe
Director
UHM’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

ROBERT PERKINSON portrait

Robert Perkinson
Associate Professor of American Studies; Speaker Series Coordinator

Makani headshot

Makani Sabala-Bactad
Work-Study Student

Shinya Saito
Student Technical Assistant

chad walton portrait

Chad Walton
Research Program Officer
iLab Program Manager
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research