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The Engineering Dean’s Council consists of extended community members who have proven connections with the college and a desire to assist the college achieve its vision. The Dean’s Council meets twice a year and offers advice to the dean, advocates for the college, and helps identify funding sources and mechanisms for the college.


Captain Richard Jones, USN
Commander-Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF)

Ken Hayashida, P.E.
President, KAI Hawai‘i

Dennis Hirota, Ph.D.
President, Sam O. Hirota Inc.

Galen Ho
President & CEO, Co-Founder, Immersive Worlds

Lori Kahikina, P.E.
CEO – H.A.R.T.

Ken C. Kawahara, P.E.
President, Akinaka & Associates and President, EAAUH

Major General Robert Lee, USA, Ret.

Dave Lemonds
Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

Michael Magaoay
President, MYM Services

Bill Melohn
Technology Consultant

Sheryl Nojima, Ph.D.
President, Gray Hong Nojima & Associates

John Ornellas
Nuclear Engineering and Planning Manager (PHNSY & IMF)

Anthony “Tony” Paresa, P.E.
Project/Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Kevin Paul
Senior Vice President-Technology, Hawaiian Telecom

Henk Rogers
Founder & Chairman, Blue Planet Energy

Scott Seu, P.E.
President and CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries

Sean Sugai, P.E.
President, Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates

Pat Sullivan, Ph.D.
Chairman, Oceanit

Nolan Tanaka
Manager-Space Vehicle Design Integration, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Darrell Uchima
Vice President-Engineering of Space and Missile Systems, Boeing – Retired

Keith Uemura, P.E.
President, Park Engineering

John Wehrheim
President, Pacific Hydro

Leslie Wilkins
CEO, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.

Bill Wilson
Senior Advisor, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company

Tim Wong
Director of Engineering, BAE Systems, Retired, Consultant

Hank Wuh, M.D.
Chairman, TruTag Technologies

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