SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Allyson Tanouye

June 29, 2017

Dr. Allyson Tanouye was selected as the 2017 Mānoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service recipient at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Dr. Tanouye serves as Director of the Counseling and Student Development Center and was nominated by her colleagues across campus. She was honored with the award at a ceremony held in May 2017, and will be automatically nominated for the 2018 Governor’s Award for Distinguished State Service.

Dr. Tanouye has served as Director of the Counseling and Student Development Center for the past 22 years, where she leads and directs all administrative and service operations of a multi-disciplinary counseling service that provides psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, crisis intervention, assessment, outreach and consultation. She also coordinates the Counselor-in-Residence program, which won the 2016 NASPA Region VI Innovative Program Award. Additionally, she serves as Director of System-Wide Mental Health and Wellness for the University of Hawai‘i System, providing leadership for system-wide mental health initiatives for all 10 campuses of the University.

Dr. Tanouye has presented various workshops and presentations, with topics including conflict resolution, crisis management, minority women’s issues, multicultural diversity, and program development. She is committed to expanding the diversity initiatives in her workplace and developing others. She has served on numerous committees and boards, including serving as Chair of the Hawai‘i Board of Psychology (2005-2010) and conference host of the Annual Conference of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (2002). Dr. Tanouye attained a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, MEd in Counselor Education and BS in Human Development from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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