The Candidate Advisory Council (CAC) for the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Governor David Ige to fill one Maui County seat and one City and County of Honolulu seat for five-year appointments, beginning July 1, 2015, subject to confirmation by the Hawaiʻi State Senate.

The finalists

City and County of Honolulu seat (currently filled by Regent Chuck Gee, whose term will end on 6/30/15)

  • Peter S. Adler
  • Maralyn A. Kurshals
  • Michael T. McEnerney
  • Russel S. Nagata

Maui County seat (currently filled by interim Regent Helen Nielsen whose term, contingent on  Hawai’i State Senate confirmation, is through 6/30/15)

  • Sherrilee K. Dodson
  • Vincent R. Linares
  • Anders F. Lyons
  • Helen F. Nielsen
  • Ernest K. Wilson

Interim regents whose terms are also subject to confirmation by the Hawaiʻi State Senate are Simeon Acoba (appointed through June 30, 2017); Dileep Bal (appointed through June 30, 2017); and Peter Hoffmann (appointed through June 30, 2016).  These interim appointments were made by Governor Neil Abercrombie in October 2014 to replace regents who had resigned in July 2014.

“The Candidate Advisory Council expresses its deepest gratitude to each and every individual who took the time to consider offering to serve the public as a UH Rregent,” said CAC Chairman L. Thomas Ramsey, “We are pleased to submit these names for consideration to the governor and the state senate. The University of Hawaiʻi is our only public system of higher education in the state and, as such, is one of the most important institutions in shaping the future of our island home. We look carefully for outstanding individuals who have achieved much in their chosen professions, and are willing to donate their time, experience and wisdom toward guiding UH to a brighter future for all in Hawaiʻi.”

Read the news release for more information.