Finalists Chosen for Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Savora Ear and Farrah-Marie Gomes

Two finalists have been identified to fill the University of Hawaii Associate Vice-Rector for Student Affairs (AVPSA) a position that reports directly to the Vice-Rector, Academic Strategy and provides leadership in the design, implementation, evaluation, administration and management of policies, programs and initiatives related to student affairs and student success through uh System.

Students, faculty and staff of all uh campuses are encouraged to attend virtual presentations and Q&A sessions for these candidates as planned:

Ear of Saovra “Sy”August 9, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. HST (Zoom presentation link)

  • Dean, Basic and Transitional Studies, Seattle Central College, Washington
  • Acting Vice President, Student Services, Highline College, Washington
  • Acting Vice President, Student Services, Edmonds Community College, Washington
  • Dean, Registration and Entrance Services, Edmonds Community College, Washington
  • Director, Career and Consulting, Green River College, Washington

Farrah Marie GomesAugust 10, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. HST (Zoom presentation link)

  • Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, uh Hello
  • Acting Associate Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, uh System
  • Acting Dean, College of Continuing Education and Community Service, uh Hello
  • Director, North Hawaii Education and Research Center, uh Hello
  • Research Associate, uh Hello

“As an important system-wide post, I hope faculty, staff, and students at all campuses will consider attending and providing feedback. I thank the Research Advisory Board for their work in interviewing our top candidates from an excellent pool of applicants,” said the Vice President of Academic Strategy. Debora Halbert.

Following virtual campus tours and feedback from AVPSA research committee, uh community and governance groups, Halbert will make a recommendation on this nomination for uh President David Lasner.

Please mark your calendars and visit the uh System Executive Search website for more information about this position and the search, including biographies of finalists, resumes, virtual tour schedules and Zoom link, and feedback form coming soon.

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