Black Scholar Is One of Two Finalists to Lead the University of Hawaii

Robert Jones, senior vice president for system academic administration at the University of Minnesota, is one of two candidates for the presidency of the University of Hawaii. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in crop physiology from the University of Missouri.

The other candidate, a white woman named M.R.C. Greenwood, is a professor of nutrition and internal medicine at the University of California at Davis. She previously served as chancellor of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

A decision on who will be hired could come as soon as next week.