“I am confident that UH Mānoa is moving forward in a very positive direction, but there is also much yet to do,” said Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw on August 24, in a message to the Mānoa community announcing that she will step down by July 2012, allowing time for a new Chancellor of Mānoa to be selected.
“… I am strongly dedicated to a smooth transition for the campus as the next chancellor is selected. I know that individual will feel as I do – blessed to serve this university and be part of the Mānoa ‘ohana. My heart is smiling as I envision the future for UH Mānoa and Hawaiʻi – mahalo nui loa!”, her message said.
The Chancellorʻs five-year contract expires in July next year. Her contract also makes her a tenured faculty member of the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Itʻs not clear yet what she may do after an expected one year sabbatical.
President M.R.C. Greenwood said a national search will begin for Hinshawʻs replacement.
Dr. Hinshawʻs letter to Mānoa, in full: