Brennon Morioka
Dean
College of Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i

Dr. Brennon Morioka is currently the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The College educates and prepares 1,400 students to face real world challenges in the areas of mechanical, electrical, civil, construction, computer, aerospace, and biomedical engineering. Students of the College have worked with approximately 60 faculty to do innovative research in all of these engineering fields.

Dr. Morioka is a licensed civil engineer in Hawai‘i and California. He has served in multiple executive positions in Hawai‘i. He was the General Manager for Electrification of Transportation at Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), the former Director for the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT), and the Deputy Executive Director for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART).  He has served as Vice President and Area Manager for CH2M HILL in the Honolulu Office and the Executive Vice President of Shioi Construction. All of these positions have provided him with extensive experiences in both the public and private sectors in the engineering and business world.

Dr. Morioka received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and completed his doctoral studies here at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

He serves on the numerous boards of community service and non-profit organizations, including the Aloha Stadium Authority, the US Japan Council, Ahahui Koa Anuenue, Friends of Iolani Palace, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR).

Brennon is a graduate of Iolani School.

He is married to his wife, Jeanine, of 22 years with three keiki, Taysia and identical twins, Brayden and Bronson.