The University of Hawai‘i Foundation is delighted to welcome Dr. Jocelyn Romero Demirbag, Ed.D. to the advancement team where she will serve as director of development for the University of Hawai‘i Maui College. In this role, Romero Demirbag will expand fundraising efforts and broaden philanthropic support for students and programs at the college.
Having served as head of school for four years at Honolulu Waldorf School and 16 years as chair of school for Haleakala Waldorf Schools, as well as two years as the philanthropic services officer – Maui County for the Hawai‘iCommunity Foundation, Dr. Romero Demirbag has spent much of her career building relationships with people who want to make a difference in the lives of their students and community.
After graduating from Maui High School, Dr. Romero Demirbag earned her BA in Sociology at Loyola Marymount University, her MA in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley and her Ed.D. in Educational Professional Practice at UH Mānoa.
A highly regarded community leader, past recognitions include being a PONO Leadership Program Fellow and receiving the Gintong Pamana Leadership-Achievement Award from the Filipino Chamber of Commerce. She has also served in a variety of volunteer leadership positions for nonprofits including Hospice Maui; Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools; Hawai‘i Council of Private Schools and Maui Nonprofit Directors.
Dr. Romero Demirbag will begin her new position with UH Maui College on October 22, 2018, filling the position of director that Cordy MacLaughlin vacated upon her recent retirement June, 30, 2018.Join Our Team
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