The University of Hawaii at Manoa has identified two men as finalists for chancellor of the state’s flagship campus. Both candidates will come to campus later this month to participate in open forums with member of the university community.
One of the two finalists is an African American. Blacks make up just 1 percent of the 14,000-member undergraduate student body at the university.
John V. White is acting chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Earlier, he was executive vice president and provost at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also served as a professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the university.
Professor White is a magna cum laude graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned his law degree at Yale Law School.