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Eight Nominated for UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 2027 Views :: Higher Education

CAC Presents Finalists for 5‐Year Appointments to the UH Board of Regents

News Release from UH Regents CAC March 2, 2017

HONOLULU  –  The  Candidate  Advisory  Council  (CAC)  for  the  University  of  Hawai‘i  Board  of  Regents  has presented  a  list  of  candidates  to  Gov.  David  Ige  to  fill  one  City  and  County  of  Honolulu  seat,  one At‐Large  seat,  and  one  Kaua‘i  County  seat  for  5‐year  appointments,  beginning  July  1,  2017,  subject  to confirmation  by  the  Hawai‘i  State  Senate.

The  finalists  for  these  seats  are:

City  and  County  of  Honolulu

1. Simeon  R.  Acoba

2. Anthony  J.  H.  Ching

3. Luanna  H.  Meyer


1. Kim  Coco  Iwamoto

2. Benjamin  A.  Kudo

3. Luanna  H.  Meyer

Kauaʻi  County

1. Dileep  G.  Bal

2. Norma  Doctor  Sparks

3. Steven  A.  Hunt

Finalist  biographies  are  available  at 

The  CAC  began  accepting  applications  to  fill  these  vacancies  in  early  fall  by  recruiting  individuals  and contacting  and  encouraging  government,  business,  and  community  leaders  to  nominate  candidates. The  council  also  placed  print  advisements  and  issued  news  releases  encouraging  applications.

All  applications  were  thoroughly  and  comprehensively  reviewed  and  screened  by  all  CAC  members. The  Candidate  Advisory  Committee  is  statutorily  responsible  for  conducting  recruitment  efforts, accepting  and  screening  applications,  interviewing  candidates  and  submitting  to  the  governor  the names  of  nominees  willing  to  serve  as  regents  of  the  University  of  Hawai‘i  System,  which  is  a  voluntary non‐compensated  public  appointment.

Candidate lists are compiled after a comprehensive review and selection process, which is solely and exclusively merit‐based and is conducted according to procedures set forth in state statutes and the council’s  administrate  rules.

“The Candidate Advisory Council members would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the individuals who took the me to apply to serve as a University of Hawai‘i Regent,” said Chair Brigitte Yoshino.

The  Board  of  Regents  is  the  governing  body  of  the  University  of  Hawai‘i  and  consists  of  fifteen  (15) members.   Representation  includes  seven  (7)  from  the  City  and  County  of  Honolulu;  two  (2)  from Hawai‘i  County;  two  (2)  from  Maui  County;  one  (1)  from  Kaua‘i  County;  two  (2)  At  Large;  and  one  (1) University  of  Hawai‘i  student.

Members  of  the  CAC  serve  voluntarily  and  are  not  paid.


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