The Candidate Advisory Council (CAC) for the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Gov. David Ige to fill one At-Large seat and one Maui County seat for 5-year appointments, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to confirmation by the Hawaiʻi State Senate.

The finalists for these seats are:

At Large seat

  1. William F. Haning, III
  2. Sylvia M. Hussey
  3. Randolph G. Moore

Maui County seat

  1. Eugene Bal, III
  2. Sheri-Ann P. Daniels
  3. Helen F. Nielsen

Finalist biographies are available at www.hawaii.edu/rcac

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 advertisements and issued news releases encouraging applications.

All applications were thoroughly and comprehensively reviewed and screened by all CAC members.

The CAC 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 UH 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 according to procedures set forth in state statutes and the council’s administrative rules.

“The Candidate Advisory Council members extend their sincere appreciation to all the individuals who took the time to apply to serve as a University of Hawaiʻi Regent. We are pleased to submit these names for consideration to the governor and the state senate,” said Chair Brigitte Yoshino.

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

Members of the CAC serve voluntarily and are not paid.