The UH System

Who We Are

University of Hawai‘i Leadership

Board of Regents

The governing body of the University of Hawai‘i System is composed of 15 regents, nominated by the Regents Candidate Advisory Council, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature. They serve for staggered terms, without compensation.

Jan Naoe Sullivan, Vice Chair
Eugene Bal III, Vice Chair
Simeon Acoba, Interim
Dileep G. Bal, Interim

President and Senior Management Team

The senior management team for the UH System is headed by the university president.

David Lassner, President


Nainoa Thompson, Advisor on Hawaiian Affairs
Risa E. Dickson, VP for Academic Affairs
Jan Gouveia, VP for Administration
Kalbert Young, VP for Budget and Finance / CFO
John Morton, VP for Community Colleges
Garret Yoshimi, VP for Information Technology / CIO
Darolyn Lendio, VP for Legal Affairs / University General Counsel
Vassilis Syrmos, VP for Research and Innovation
Jan Javinar, Interim Assoc VP for Student Affairs

Council of Chancellors

Chief executives of the UH System’s three university and seven community college campuses comprise the Council of Chancellors, which reports to the university president.

Rockne Freitas, West O‘ahu
Noreen Yamane, Hawai‘i
Erika Lacro, Honolulu
Leon Richards, Kapi‘olani
Helen Cox, Kaua‘i
Manuel Cabral, Leeward
Lui Hokoana, Maui
Douglas Dykstra, Windward