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University of Hawai‘i Foundation

Tim Dolan

University Of Hawai‘i Vice President Of Advancement And UH Foundation CEO

headshot of Tim DolanTim Dolan is the vice president of advancement for the University of Hawai’i System, and the CEO of the University of Hawai’i Foundation.

Dolan joined the UH and UH Foundation teams in January 2019 after serving as the vice principal of advancement at the University of Sydney, where for 10 years he led their historic $1 billion campaign: INSPIRED, the first and then largest campaign in Australia. 

Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Dolan spent nearly seven years as a fundraiser within the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, his alma mater, and ultimately directed their university-wide leadership gift program. Before UCLA, Dolan served as director of development at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine and the UH Cancer Center, where his longstanding love for Hawai’i and its people began.   

Dolan strongly believes in the noble and grounded mission of public universities. Building on a desire to advance the educational and research mission of the University of Hawai’i, he has set out to deepen the community’s engagement with UH and expand private philanthropy to support UH’s strategic priorities. Dolan and his team are now laying the groundwork and building momentum for the launch of the University of Hawai’i Foundation’s most ambitious capital campaign ever.  

When not in the office, he can often be found on the tennis courts of Ala Moana Beach Park, or hiking the trails behind Makapu’u with his wife and two grown kids.    

Originally from San Diego, Dolan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and pursued a master’s degree in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago. 

Executive Leadership Team

Maile Au

Maile Au

Senior Executive Director Of Alumni Relations and Community Engagement

John Han

John Han

Vice President for Administration & CFO

Christine Koo

Christine Koo

Associate Vice President For Advancement Services

Margot Schrire

Margot Schrire

Associate Vice President of Communications and External Relations

Karla Zarate-Ramirez, CFRE

Karla Zarate-Ramirez, CFRE

Associate Vice President, Major Gifts

University of Hawai‘i System Leadership

David Lassner

President, University Of Hawai‘i

headshot of David LassnerDavid Lassner, PhD, was appointed University of Hawai‘i president effective July 1, 2014. Before that appointment, he served as interim president from Sept. 1, 2013.

He has worked at the university since 1977, and was most recently its vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Lassner is also a member of the university’s graduate faculty and has taught both online and in-person in computer science, communications, business and education. Learn more

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David Lassner