Greg Chun, who chairs the Maunakea Management Board, was appointed as a senior adviser to the University of Hawaii on issues affecting the mountain.
“Greg is extraordinarily well qualified and prepared to help the entire university and state move forward,” said UH President David Lassner in a press release. “Greg’s new role will enable him to represent the university externally on all matters relating to Maunakea, including the many discussions of alternative models of management. At the same time, he will be able to assist the entire University of Hawaii in continuing to advance what have become award-winning stewardship and management programs across all parts of the institution.”
Chun also is a UH-Manoa faculty member and has had dual appointments in the Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and the Social Science Research Institute.
Chun is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has formal training as a clinical psychologist. Now residing on Hawaii Island, he has served at the senior executive level with Kamehameha Schools and Parker Ranch.
He has experience with restoration of historic Hawaiian sites in West Hawaii and Molokai, in the development of educational and cultural programming as well as Hawaiian culture and values training, and providing leadership and organizational development, the university said.