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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Nominees Sought for UH Board of Regents
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News Release From Regents Candidate Advisory Council


HONOLULU (August 30, 2011) – Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) Chair Karl Fujii has announced the commencement of the fall recruitment process and encourages the submissions of nominations for the following four (4) seats on the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR): City and County of Honolulu, Kauaʻi County, At Large and Student. These seats are currently occupied by Regents Dennis Hirota, Ramón de la Peña, Teena Rasmussen and Matthew Williams, whose terms will end on June 30, 2012.

As mandated by law, the RCAC must present the names of at least two finalists for each seat to the governor at least 120 days prior to the expiration of a term. Gov. Abercrombie’s appointments from this list are subject to Hawaiʻi State Senate consent and confirmation and will serve for five years beginning July 1, 2012.

Except for the At Large seat, candidates for the City and County of Honolulu and the Kauaʻi County seats must be residents of that county. Candidates for the Student seat must be a student of the University of Hawaiʻi System at the time of initial appointment.

Application materials and procedures as well as complete descriptions of regent’s responsibilities are available online at or may be requested by calling (808) 692-1218 or email at Applications will be accepted through October 14, 2011.

Members of the UH Board of Regents as well as the Regents Candidate Advisory Council, who represent various constituent groups, serve voluntarily and are not paid.

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The Regents Candidate Advisory Council of the University of Hawai‘i identifies candidates for the university system’s governing Board of Regents. The council presents pools of qualified candidates to the governor of Hawai‘i from which candidates are nominated and, with the consent of the state senate, appointed by the governor.

The advisory council was created by Act 56, 2007 Hawai‘i Legislature, in conformity with the amendment to Article X, Section 6 of the Hawai‘i State Constitution ratified by the voters on Nov. 7, 2006. The council is tied to the University of Hawai‘i for administrative purposes. In 2008, Act 56 was amended by Act 9. In 2010, Act 58 was passed to establish a seven-member student advisory group.

Seven members comprise the advisory council. They establish the criteria for qualifying, screening and forwarding candidates for membership on the UH Board of Regents. The council advertises pending vacancies and solicits and accepts applications from potential candidates.

PDF files can be viewed using the free Adobe PDF Reader.

You can nominate a candidate online, print a nomination form or request a form be mailed to you.

University of Hawaiʻi

Regents Candidate Advisory Council



Four (4) seats available for terms beginning July 1, 2012:

  • One (1) City and County of Honolulu
  • One (1) County of Kauai
  • One (1) At Large
  • One (1) Student

Candidates for the City and County of Honolulu and Kauai County seats must reside in the geographic area that they represent, and the candidate for the student seat must be a student of the University of Hawaiʻi system at the time of initial appointment.

The Regents Candidate Advisory Council, created by Act 56, 2007 Session Laws of Hawaiʻi, qualifies, screens, and presents to the governor, pools of qualified candidates from which the Board of Regents shall be nominated.

Visit the Regents Candidate Advisory Council website at or call (808)692-1218 for more information.


Regents Candidate Advisory Council Chairman Karl Fujii

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