Executive Team and Staff

Rev. Kodo Umezu, Chancellor

Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, President and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Director of the Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies

Scott A. Mitchell, Ph.D., Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs

Rev. Dr. Seigen Yamaoka, Vice President for Development

Linda Shiozaki, Executive Director

Daijaku Judith Kinst, Ph.D., Director, Chaplaincy Program

Richard Payne, Ph.D., Editorial Committee Chair, Pacific World Journal

Natalie Quli, Ph.D., Assistant Editor, Pacific World Journal

Helen Tagawa, Registrar

Sayaka Inaishi, Associate Librarian


Board of Trustees

The governing body of the IBS is its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Richard Endo, Chair

Rev. Marvin Harada, Vice Chair

Linda Shiozaki, Treasurer and Secretary

Dr. Gordon Bermant
Rev. Gregory Gibbs
Rev. Jerry Hirano
Dr. Leroy Morishita
Mr. Charles Ozaki
Rev. Gerald Sakamoto
Ms. Hoshina Seki
Mr. Richard Stambul
Rev. Patricia Usuki