Presidential Search FAQ

August 1, 2013  | 

Questions

  1. What is the Presidential Selection Committee and the Board of Regents looking for in the next president?
  2. What is the timeline for the search process?
  3. What are the steps in the process?
  4. Who makes the final decision?
  5. Who is leading the University of Hawaiʻi presidential search?
  6. How will the University of Hawaiʻi Presidential Selection Committee keep the lines of communication open with the university community and the citizens of the state?
  7. How can the University of Hawaiʻi community be involved in the search process?
  8. How do I testify at a meeting? How do I submit written testimony?
  9. One of the minimum qualifications in the position description is “Worked effectively with or within the University of Hawaiʻi, related entities or similar institutions,” what does that mean?
  10. Is my application/nomination confidential?

Responses

  1. What is the Presidential Selection Committee and the Board of Regents looking for in the next president?
  2. The Presidential Selection Committee has drafted a document entitled President’s Agenda, (PDF) to assist in defining the characteristics, qualifications, goals and expectations for the next president. This document serves as a starting point to facilitate a discussion with stakeholders as the university seeks to identify the next president. The document was finalized after stakeholder and community input at numerous public meetings and outreach conducted across the state. A position description was created using the President’s Agenda and posted online on February 21, 2014. At minimum, the candidate should possess the experience level at an institution or organization in comparable size and responsibility of a university system.

  3. What is the timeline for the search process?
  4. The Presidential Selection Committee has decided to move forward with a search itself. The position has been advertised both online and in print in local and national media. A link to the position description and how to apply is provided on the presidential search site. The applications and nominations will begin to be reviewed on March 12 and continue until filled. It is best if applications and nominations are submitted by the Best Consideration Date of March 26.

  5. What are the steps in the process?
  6. The Presidential Selection Committee began reviewing applications on March 12 with the goal to select finalists as soon as possible. It is anticipated that the process will also include interviews with applicants.

  7. Who makes the final decision?
  8. The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents will be the final decision maker on the choice for the next president of the University of Hawaiʻi.

  9. Who is leading the University of Hawai’i Presidential search?
  10. The Presidential Selection Committee, composed of the following Regents:

    Chair, Carl Carlson
    Jeffrey Acido
    Chuck Gee
    James Lee
    Barry Mizuno
    Saedene Ota
    Jan Sullivan

    Regents Chair John Holzman and Committee on Personnel Affairs Chair Coralie Matayoshi are ex-officio members of the committee.

    J. Kuhio Asam, UH Foundation representative, non-voting
    Maenette Benham, Executive/Managerial representative, non-voting
    Paul Lococo Jr., All Campus Council of Faculty Senate Chairs (ACCFSC) representative
    Richard Mizusawa, Student Caucus representative
    Walter Niemczura, Administrative, Professional and Technical (APT) representative

  11. How will the University of Hawaiʻi Presidential Selection Committee keep the lines of communication open with the university community and the citizens of the state?
  12. This website serves as the portal for information pertaining to the committee’s work. Please check back periodically for updates regarding the presidential search.

  13. How can the University of Hawaiʻi community be involved in the search process?
  14. The committee welcomes input from the public. The email address: presidentialsearch@hawaii.edu can be used to provide the committee with feedback, recommendations, and nominations.

  15. How do I testify at a meeting? How do I submit written testimony?
  16. Individuals may orally testify on items on an agenda during the public comment period. There will be a sign up sheet for those who would like to testify at the meeting. Testifiers are requested to limit their testimony to three (3) minutes in the interest of time. Written testimony is also accepted up to 24 hours before the meeting time. The Board of Regents’ office address is: 2444 Dole Street, Bachman 209, Honolulu, HI 96822. The email address is bor@hawaii.edu, and the fax number is (808) 956-5156.

  17. One of the minimum qualifications in the position description is “Worked effectively with or within the University of Hawaiʻi, related entities or similar institutions,” what does that mean?
  18. Related entities and similar institutions could be organizations in either the public or private sector that are similar in size, scope, and responsibility, and need not be solely academic in nature.

  19. Is my application/nomination confidential?
  20. The application and selection process is confidential and committee members only will have access to the names of applicants and nominees.

    The committee will forward five or six names to the Board of Regents. The board will select three of these individuals as finalists. The names of the three finalists will be public and they will be invited to visit campuses and to meet with various groups and the general public as feasible.

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