University of Hawai‘i Foundation
University of Hawai‘i Vice President of Advancement and UH Foundation CEO
Tim Dolan joined the UH and UH Foundation team in February 2019 after serving as the vice principal of advancement at the University of Sydney, where he led the historic $1 billion (AUD) campaign.
Dolan joined the University of Sydney in 2009 as chief development officer. A successful fundraiser and organizational leader, he mobilized a team of nearly 100 advancement professionals across nine campuses. Together they almost quadrupled annual philanthropic revenue and more than doubled the number of donors to the university, becoming nationally acknowledged leaders in higher education philanthropy.
Prior to the University of Sydney, Dolan spent nearly seven years at UCLA providing fundraising leadership for the Division of Humanities before overseeing development for the College of Letters & Science and directing the university-wide leadership gift program. Earlier in his career, Dolan served as director of development at UH’s John A. Burns School of Medicine and UH Cancer Center and also worked at Chaminade University.
Dolan is the immediate past chair of Australia’s G08 Advancement Group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chief Operating Officer
John Han joined the executive leadership team as chief operating officer in May 2019 where he oversees finance, human resources, advancement services, IT and general operations. He rejoined our team after an 18 month tenure at ABC Stores where he oversaw close to 30 employees in accounting, accounts payable, sales audit and payroll in addition to other fiscal responsibilities. Prior to working at ABC Stores, Han enjoyed a 15 year tenure with UHF, during which time he advanced to the position of associate vice president of advancement services after serving in roles including associate vice president of data and technology services.
Han earned his MBA at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business and his Bachelor of Science at Hawai‘i Pacific University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jason Ono joined the UH Foundation in 2017. Before returning to Hawai‘i, Ono served as vice president and business controller at Bank of the West, San Ramon, California. Here he led the design of processes, implementation of systems and reporting of consolidated GAAP financial statements of approximately 80 entities under a newly created intermediate holding company. Prior to this, he held leadership positions at Bank of Hawaii Corporation where he was vice president and financial risk assessment manager and Ernst & Young LLP where he served as senior manager – assurance services.
Ono earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce at Santa Clara University in California and is a certified public accountant with the State of Hawai‘i.
Hugh R. Jones
Hugh R. Jones joined the UH Foundation in June 2018 as in-house counsel where he serves as the Foundation’s chief legal officer. He is a seasoned legal professional with substantial experience providing legal counsel and advice on corporate, governance, tax, regulatory and transactional matters specific to the nonprofit sector. Jones served with the Hawaiʻi Attorney General’s office for almost 29 years, most recently as Senior Deputy Attorney General. For more than a decade, Jones supervised the Tax and Charities Division of the Hawaiʻi Attorney General's office. Here he was responsible for developing and overseeing the Attorney General's charitable oversight program on registration, corporate governance, and charitable fundraising related matters. The Tax and Charities Division provides regulatory oversight over 4,500 public charities, charitable trusts, and private foundations in Hawaiʻi and enforces Hawai‘i's charitable solicitation law.
Jones earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is the past president of the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association, and past president of the National Association of State Charity Officials. In recognition of his work, he has received multiple awards including the 2016 AG Senior Staff of the Year award from the National Association of Attorneys General; 2007 Hawaiʻi State Bar Association's President's Award; and is a four-time recipient of the Attorney General's Sustained Superior Performance Award. Jones is a frequent speaker and faculty member at national and Hawaiʻi conferences and seminars devoted to nonprofit governance and regulatory matters.
University of Hawai‘i System Leadership
President, University of Hawai‘i
David 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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