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2015-2025 UH Mānoa Strategic Plan

Mission and Vision

(Draft statements: pending campus approval)

Mission: E hoʻomālamalama i kō mālama. Cultivating the potential within each member of our community.
Located in the most diverse community and environment in the world, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a globally recognized center of learning and research with a kuleana to serve the people of Hawaiʻi, and our neighbors in the Pacific and Asia. We cultivate creative and innovative leaders who mālama our people, our places, and our ways of knowing in order to sustain and transform our islands and the world.

Vision: Ka lamakū o ke aloha ʻāina: A leading light of aloha ʻāina for Hawaiʻi and the world.
We will be locally and globally recognized as a premier student-centered, Carnegie Research 1, community-serving university grounded in a Hawaiian place of learning that summons our rich knowledge systems to help mālama Hawaiʻi and the world for future generations.

Strategic Planning Committee

2018 - Current

  • Krystyna Aune, Dean of Graduate Division
  • Michael Bruno, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Research
  • April Goodwin, Academic Affairs Program Officer
  • Jan Gouveia, Vice President of Administration
  • Lori Ideta, Interim Vice Chancellor for Students
  • Velma Kameoka, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Kaiwipuni Lipe, Native Hawaiian Affairs Program Officer
  • Roxie Shabazz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
  • Chad Walton, Research Program Officer
  • Peter Arnade, Dean, Arts and Humanities
  • Maenette Benham, Dean, Hawaiʻinuiikea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
  • Marguerite A. Butler, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
  • Kathy Cutshaw, Vice Chancellor for Administration, Finance, and Operations
  • Michael Bruno, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Chair
  • April Goodwin, Program Officer, OVCAA
  • Lori Ideta, Vice Chancellor for Students
  • Donna Kiyosaki, Associate Vice President for Administration, UH System
  • Nalani Minton, Kualiʻi Council
  • Amy McKee, graduate student, GSO
  • Noreen Mokuau, Dean, Myron B.Thompson School of Social Work
  • Shawn Nakamoto, Director of Public Affairs
  • Cecily Ornelles, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Duane Stevens, Professor, SOEST
  • Laiana Wong, Associate Professor, HSHK
  • David Enriquez, ASUH


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