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UH Mānoa College Dean's Advisory Council

The COE Advisory Council is composed of leaders in early childhood education, K-12, and higher education communities, as well as education partners from business and government. The Council usually meets twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The College of Education Advisory Council’s role is as follows: To advise the Dean of the College on all aspects of the College mission and to help ensure that the College is responsive to the needs of the State of Hawai‘i through teaching, service and research. The Council advocates for the College and communicates the goals and activities of the College to various communities. The Council responds to reports and presentations prepared by the College including, but not limited to, annual reports, long range plans, and accreditation reports.

UHM COE Advisory Council Co-Chair
Phil Bossert, HAIS Executive Director

Board of Education (BOE)

Department of Education (DOE)
Christina Kishimoto, Superintendent
Phyllis Unebasami, Deputy Superintendent

DOE Principals, Unit 06
Francine W. Honda, Unit 06 Director, Kailua High School Principal

Career and Technical Education Center
Bernadette Howard, State Director

Hawaii Children's Action Network (previously Good Beginnings Alliance)
Deborah Zysman, Executive Director

Hawai‘i Afterschool Alliance Steering Committee
Diane Tabangay, Chair

Hawai‘i Government Employees Association
Randy Perreira, Executive Director

Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Phil Bossert, Executive Director

Hawai‘i Business Roundtable
Gary K. Kai, Executive Director

Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education
Stephen Schatz, Executive Director

Hawai‘i Parent Teacher Student Association (HPTSA)
Patti Rabacal, Vice President of Leadership

Hawai‘i State Teachers Association (HSTA)
Wilbert Holck, HSTA Executive Director
Corey Rosenlee, President

Hawai‘i Teachers Standards Board (HTSB)
Lynn Hammonds, Executive Director

Kamehameha Schools & Bishop Estate (KSBE)
Shawn Malia Kana‘iaupuni, Executive Strategy Consultant

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)
OHA Representative: Lisa Watkins-Victorino, Research Director (Ka Pou Kihi Kane)

Pacific Resources for Education & Learning (PREL)
Paul Hadik, Acting President and CEO

H. K. Castle Foundation
Terrence George, President and CEO

The Learning Coalition
Gale Mejia, Program Officer

University of Hawai‘i  

Peter Arnade, Dean
College of Arts & Humanities

Denise Eby Konan, Dean
College of Social Sciences

Nicholas Comerford, Dean
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

John Morton, Vice President
UH Community Colleges

UHM COE Alumni Association
Kathleen Nishimura, President

UHM COE Distinguished Alumni
Charles Araki, Distinguished Alumni Honoree and former Dean of the College of Education

UHM COE Congress and Senate
Thanh Trúc T. Nguyễn, COE Congress and Senate Chair

UHM COE Retirees Group
Virgie Chattergy, COE Retirees Group Convener

UHM COE Student Organizations
Kayla Ueshiro, President
College of Education Student Association (CESA)

Amy Sojot, Chair
College of Education Doctoral Student Association (COEDSA)

University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly (UHPA)
Kristeen Hanselman, Executive Director

UHM College of Education
Nathan Murata, Dean
Amelia Jenkins, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs