Board of Regents Special Meeting Summary

University of Hawaiʻi
Lynne Waters, (808) 956-9803
Assoc. V.P. of External Affairs , External Affairs and University Relations
Jodi Leong, (808) 956-9437
Director of Communications, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Jun 6, 2013

The Board heard a report from its Presidential Selection Task Group which was charged with examining the logistics of a presidential search. The group’s report included specific considerations on how to proceed with both appointing an interim president who can assume office in September and executing a search for a permanent president.

The Board approved that this same Task Group work with Board of Regents leadership to identify a slate of 2-3 candidates for Interim President for consideration by the Board at a Board meeting in July.

The members of the Task Group are:

John Holzman, Chair

Regent Saedene Ota

Regent Jan Sullivan

The interim president will serve only until a President is in place. It is expected that the selection process for the President will take some months.


The Board also voted to create a Presidential Selection Committee to be composed of the following:

Regent John Holzman – Chair

Regents Saedene Ota

Regent Jan Sullivan

Regent Chuck Gee

Regent Barry Mizuno

Regent James Lee

Regent Jeffrey Acido             

Ex Officio and non-voting members will be Board Chair Eric Martinson and Committee on Personnel Chair Coralie Matayoshi.  

The Board charged the Selection Committee with preparing as soon as possible a detailed plan for the presidential search, to include items such as a proposed charge for the Selection Committee, proposed statement of criteria for selection, recommendations on engaging the public and key university constituencies in the selection process, consideration of the use of a search firm in the process and associated costs, and proactive efforts to solicit and incorporate public input in the process.