The Honors Council is the policy-making and examining body of the Honors Program. The charge of the Honors Council is to:

  1. review and set policy concerning admission standards, curriculum and program requirements;
  2. promote the interests of the Honors Program among faculty, staff and students
  3. positively enhance the visibility of the Honors Program at the University and within the community
  4. review student portfolios for the awarding of Honors
  5. serve as the committee for the Honors thesis prize

Membership in the Council consists of the Director of the Honors Program (ex officio chair), the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education (ex officio), the Honors Program Advisor (ex officio),  and up to ten full-time faculty from representative colleges and schools at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Honors Council Roster

NameTitleOfficeTerm End Date
Vernadette GonzalezDirector of Honors Program (ex-officio chair) Honors Program Ex-officio
Sue HaglundEducational Specialist (ex-officio)Honors Program Ex-officio
Siobhan Ni DhonachaAcademic Advisor (ex-officio)Honors Program and Regent and Presidential ScholarsEx-officio
Sylvia WuEducational Specialist (ex-officio)Honors ProgramEx-officio
Jinan BannaAssoc ProfHuman Nutrition, Food and Animal SciencesFall 2020-Summer 2023
Karen JollyProfHistoryFall 2020-Summer 2023
Scott SinnettAssoc Prof & UG ChairPsychologyFall 2020-Summer 2023
Benjamin FogelgrenAssoc ProfAnatomy, Biochemistry & PhysiologyFall 2020-Summer 2023
Christina GerhardtAssoc ProfEnvironmental Humanities, Film & GermanFall 2019 Summer 2022
Saguna VermaAssoc ProfTropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and PharmacologyFall 2019 Summer 2022
Loriena YancuraAssoc ProfFamily and Consumer ScienceFall 2019 Summer 2022
Ming-Bao YueAssoc Prof, Chinese LitEast Asian Languages and LiteraturesFall 2019 Summer 2022

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