Michael Hodges is currently serving the University IT community as the manager of the Information Technology Services, Identity and Access Management (IAM) group. In this role he has the dual responsibility of designing and implementing centralized authentication and authorization solutions for academic and administrative computing, as well as the role of evangelizing and promoting these technologies with IT leaders and promoting and supporting the utilization of these technologies with applications developers throughout the University of Hawaii System. The University of Hawaii System (UH) provides all public higher education in Hawaii through its 10 campuses and 5 education centers on 6 islands.
Beginning in early 2011 Michael's activities have included the fostering of a system-wide IT community of practice, initially centered on developing and piloting emerging authorization and authentication technologies and expanding over time to include the sharing of best practices between the disparate, geographically dispersed UH IT community.
Since 2002 Michael has been a commissioner for the the University of Hawaii President's Commission on the Status of Women, which is committed to the support, well-being, development, and advancement of all University women. The Commission actively promotes a working and learning environment free of sexism and discrimination through policy, advocacy and education.