Board of Regents | Executive Management | Chancellors

 

Board of Regents

The governing body of the University of Hawaiʻi 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.

Lee Putnam

Lee Putnam
Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019

Jeffrey Portnoy

Jeffrey Portnoy
Vice Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019

Wayne Higaki

Wayne Higaki
Vice Chair
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2021

Brandon Marc Higa

Brandon Marc Higa
Student Regent
Term ends 2018

Douglas Shinsato

Douglas Shinsato
Hawaiʻi County
Term ends 2018

Stanford Yuen

Stanford Yuen
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019

Michael McEnerney

Michael McEnerney
Honolulu County
Term ends 2020

Ernest Wilson

Ernest Wilson
Maui County
Term ends 2020

Jan Naoe Sullivan

Jan Naoe Sullivan
Honolulu County
Term ends 2021

Michelle Tagorda

Michelle Tagorda
Honolulu County
Term ends 2021

Simeon Acoba portrait

Simeon Acoba
Honolulu County
Term ends 2022

Benjamin Asa Kudo portrait

Benjamin Asa Kudo
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2022

Eugene Bal III

Eugene Bal III
Maui County
Term ends 2023

Randolph Moore

Randolph G. Moore
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2023

President and Senior Management

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

David Lassner

David Lassner
President and Interim UH Mānoa Chancellor

Donald Straney

Donald Straney
VP for Academic Planning and Policy

Jan Gouveia

Jan Gouveia
VP for Administration

Kalbert Young

Kalbert Young
VP for Budget and
Finance/CFO

John Morton

John Morton
VP for Community Colleges

Garret Yoshimi

Garret Yoshimi
VP for Information Technology/CIO

Carrie Okinaga

Carrie K. S. Okinaga
VP for Legal Affairs/University
General Counsel

Vassilis L. Syrmos

Vassilis L. Syrmos
VP for Research and Innovation

Chancellors

Chief executives of the UH System’s three university and seven community college campuses.

Advisor

Special Advisor to the President on Hawaiian Affairs

Last modified: September 12, 2018