UH Manoa announces two finalists for chancellor

John V. White (left) and Sonny Ramaswamy
John V. White (left) and Sonny Ramaswamy

The University of Hawaii at Manoa community will have the opportunity to meet two finalists for chancellor next month.

John White and Sonny Ramaswamy will be participating in a final round of interviews on campus.

John Valery White is acting chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education. He previously served as executive vice president and provost of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, strategic adviser to the president of UNLV and as a professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law where he was also the second dean.

View White’s biography and CV here.

Sonny Ramaswamy was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Prior to starting at NIFA, Ramaswamy held a number of academic positions, including: dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences; director of Purdue University’s Agricultural Research Programs; university distinguished professor and head of Kansas State University’s Entomology Department; and professor of entomology at Mississippi State University.

View Ramaswamy’s biography and CV here.

White will visit the campus on Nov. 14 and 15 with an open forum scheduled for Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Architecture Auditorium.

Ramaswamy will visit the campus on Nov. 21 and 22 with an open forum scheduled for Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Architecture Auditorium.

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