Finalists for Lyon Arboretum director's position schedule visits to campus

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gary K. Ostrander, (808) 956-7837
UH Manoa Vice Chancellor for Research
Posted: Jul 7, 2006

Finalist candidates for the director‘s position at the UH Manoa Lyon Arboretum will be on the Manoa campus for interviews and public presentations beginning next week.

"We have made great progress in planning for the future of the Arboretum," said Gary K. Ostrander, Manoa Vice Chancellor for Research. "It‘s important that we further solidify its significant role in our research program and enhance our public programs there. I‘m pleased that we are moving toward permanent leadership for our staff and dedicated corps of volunteers."

The finalists are:

Christopher Dunn, Executive Director for Research Programs and Smith Family Curator of Native Habitats, Chicago Botanic Garden. Dr. Dunn received his B.S. in botany from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a master‘s degree in plant ecology from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, and his Ph.D. degree also in plant ecology from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Clifford W. Morden, Interim Director, Lyon Arboretum, and Associate Professor of botany at UH Manoa. Dr. Morden received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from and Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University.

Stephen Weller, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,University of California at Irvine. Dr. Weller received his B.S. degree in botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his Ph.D. degree also in botany from the University of California, Berkeley.

The candidates have been scheduled for meetings on the Manoa campus this month. They will be available for public presentations and question and answers sessions as follows (all sessions at 5:00 p.m. in St. John Plant Science Lab, 3190 Maile Way, Room 11):

Tuesday, July 11 — Cliff Morden

Thursday, July 13 — Stephen Weller

Monday, July 24 - Christopher DunnMore information about the search is on the Web at:

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