‘Imiloa Welcomes Esben Borsting
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i Names Esben Borsting Deputy Director
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center announces the appointment of Esben Borsting as ‘Imiloa’s Deputy Director. ‘Imiloa is an informal science center honoring Maunakea by sharing Hawaiian culture and science to inspire exploration.
“I am excited to announce this new appointment,” said Ka‘iu Kimura, Executive Director of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, “Esben will oversee all HR and Fiscal operations and will serve as part of ‘Imiloaʻs executive management team.”
Mr. Borsting was raised in Hilo, and is a graduate of Waiakea High School. Prior to coming to ʻImiloa, Borsting served for over seven years within University of Hawaiʻi management at both Kapiʻolani and Windward Community Colleges. He has served on various University of Hawai‘i leadership teams and recently implemented three campus-wide federal projects for the Kapiʻolani campus. Prior to Kapiʻolani, he worked at Kamehameha Schools in its extension education program where he directed a department of 16 to implement education programs across the state and to provide counseling services for scholarship recipients across the nation. At Kamehameha Schools, he also coordinated various agreements with community non-profits and state entities to implement community-based programs funded in part by the Kamehameha Schools.
“It is a great privilege and opportunity for me to bring my collection of experiences and skills to work for ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and to support its educational mission,” said Borsting. He has 12 years of experience in management in higher education, community-based programs and government, and received a Master of Public Administration degree in 2005.