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Community Conversations: Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex


Zoom: Online


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm


The Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex, in the heart of UH Mānoa’s campus, is the new home for UH Football! Join Provost Michael Bruno for the sixth webinar in the UH Community Conversations series featuring:

David Matlin | Athletic Director, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The team’s return to campus this fall is an exciting opportunity to energize campus life, alumni engagement and the surrounding Mānoa community.

Provost Bruno and AD Matlin will discuss the enhancements to the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex and share ways the community can rally behind the ’Bows.

Space is limited. Meeting ID and password will be emailed upon registration. Questions for the speakers can be submitted on the registration page.

Questions? Please contact the UH Office of Alumni Relations at contact@uhalumni.org.

About the speakers

Michael S. Bruno is the Provost at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Prior to his appointment, he was UH Mānoa’s Vice Chancellor for Research. Before joining UH, Dr. Bruno was the Dean of the School of Engineering and Science, and Professor of Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He was also the Director of the Center for Maritime Security, a Department of Homeland Security National Center of Excellence. Dr. Bruno is a Visiting Professor in Mechanical Engineering at University College London.

His research and teaching interests include ocean observation systems, climate change, and community resilience. He is the author of more than 100 technical publications in various aspects of these fields, including the book, The Urban Ocean, published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.

David Matlin was hired as the 23rd Director of Athletics at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in the spring of 2015. He holds an MBA from UH Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business. Before his tenure as AD, Matlin was a local business leader with more than 20 years of sports management experience in Hawai'i, including 13 years with ESPN, seven as executive director managing the Hawai‘i Bowl football game and Diamond Head Classic basketball tournament. That experience allowed him to build relationships with NCAA conferences, athletic directors, and national organizations namely the Football Bowl Association, where he was one of nine members on the executive committee.

This is Matlin's second stint at the UH Athletics Department after serving five years (1994-99), as an information officer primarily working with the ticket office, while also enrolled in the school’s MBA program. Matlin graduated from the University of Michigan in 1987. Matlin is married to wife Dana and has two children, Kisa and Ross.

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