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The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has scheduled six county forums to gather feedback from the general public to help inform the search for the next president of the 10-campus UH System, the state’s sole provider of public higher education.

Each forum will be ninety minutes long and available in-person and virtually via Zoom. They will take place over a week-long period from April 30 to May 7, with two forums on Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island, and one forum each on Kauaʻi and Maui. The complete schedule and Zoom information is below.

The forums are part of the listening phase promised by the regents, which included a public survey that was completed in February with more than 2,000 responses.

WittKieffer, the Chicago-based firm hired to assist in the search, is using the feedback from the public forums and surveys, along with input gathered from interviews with the regents and the Presidential Search Advisory Group (PSAG), to develop the position description and leadership profile. The regents are expected to review both at the May 16 monthly board meeting, and if approved at that time, WittKieffer will begin the recruitment process.

The PSAG is made up of UH stakeholders and will make candidate recommendations to the search committee, which consists of all 11 regents. The board announced at its March 21 meeting that it plans to name finalists in September and announce the next president in October. The new president will begin in January 2025 and will succeed David Lassner, who announced in September 2023 that he will retire by December 2024.

County forum schedule and Zoom meeting information:

Tuesday, April 30, 1:30 p.m.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Information Technology Building
1st Floor Conference Room 105A/B
2520 Correa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Meeting ID: 993 9260 8196
Passcode: 896965
Dial in: +1 669 444 9171 US

Passcode: #!3zZ#n9

Wednesday, May 1, 9 a.m.

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
Kaʻaʻike Building Room 105BCD
310 W. Kaʻahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732

Meeting ID: 970 2402 9809
Passcode: 013158
Dial in: +1 669 444 9171 US


Friday, May 3, 9 a.m.

Hawaiʻi Community College–Pālamanui
Panini 126-127
73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Meeting ID: 933 9068 7174
Passcode: 446556
Dial in: +1 408 638 0968 US


Friday, May 3, 2 p.m.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
200 W. Kawili Street, UCB 100
Hilo, HI 96720

Meeting ID: 926 0797 6064
Passcode: 044150
Dial in: +1 669 444 9171 US


Monday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.

Kauaʻi Community College
Fine Arts Auditorium (Bldg 5)
3-1901 Kaumualiʻi Highway
Lihuʻe, HI 96766

Meeting ID: 986 5755 9996
Passcode: 629812
Dial in: +1 669 444 9171 US


Tuesday, May 7, 8:30 a.m.

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu
Campus Center, Room C208
91-1001 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707

Meeting ID: 921 1539 7556
Passcode: 941100
Dial in: +1 669 444 9171 US


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