Finalists for nursing dean announced, campus visits scheduled

The University of Hawaii at Manoa has identified four finalists for the position of dean and The Queen’s Health Systems Professorship for the Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON).

The four finalists are scheduled for in-person visits over a two-day period that includes meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and internal and external constituents, and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend the public presentations. Zoom information for the respective candidates’ public presentations may found here.

NAWSON dean finalist
Butch de Castro, Kelly Johnson, J. Craig Phillips and Clementina Ceria-Ulep

The campus visits of the four candidates:

  • Clementina Ceria-Ulep, visiting January 18–19, 2023
    Interim dean and professor
    Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, UH Manoa
    Public presentation: January 18, 3:30–4:30 p.m.; Business Administration A102
  • Kelly Johnson, visiting January 25–26, 2023
    Director of administration, operations, relationships
    Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn
    (Former senior vice president and system chief nursing officer, The Queen’s Medical Center)
    Public presentation: January 25, 3:30.–4:30 p.m.; Business Administration A102
  • Butch de Castro, visiting February 7–8, 2023
    Associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion
    Professor, Department of Child, Family and Population Health Nursing
    School of Nursing
    University of Washington
    Public presentation: February 7, 3:30–4:30 p.m.; Webster Hall 203
  • J. Craig Phillips, visiting February 14–15, 2023
    Professor (former Vice-Dean, Governance and Secretary)
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
    Public presentation: February 14, 2023, 3:30.–4:30 p.m.; Webster 203

“The search advisory committee with the assistance of Witt Kieffer, did a terrific job in identifying these four finalists, and I would like to thank them for their time, hard work and commitment to the search process. This is an impressive pool of finalists, and we are fortunate to be able to conduct these visits with campus and community constituents as part of the effort in finding the next dean for NAWSON,” said UH Manoa Provost Michael Bruno. “As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to participate and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their feedback.”

Following the visits and review of the feedback from the search advisory committee and others, Bruno will be making a recommendation on this appointment to UH President David Lassner.

More information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, can be found on the search website. Members of the community can provide feedback on the search through the link on this page.

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