New members appointed to University of Hawaii Board of Regents

University of Hawaiʻi
Daniel Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
UH Spokesman, UH Communications
Posted: Jan 14, 2019

The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents welcomes three new members: Robert Frank Westerman (Kauaʻi County), Alapaki Nahale-a (Hawaiʻi County) and Kelli K.K. Acopan (Student Regent).

“The new regents bring with them a wide range of experience and the board will benefit greatly from their expertise,” said Board of Regents Chair Lee Putnam. “We look forward to their contributions over the upcoming year.”

Nahale-a will fill outgoing Regent Doug Shinsato’s seat, Acopan replaces Regent Brandon Higa and Westerman fills a vacant seat.

“We thank outgoing Regents Doug Shinsato and Brandon Higa for their service, dedication and outstanding contributions to the university during their tenure,” said Putnam.

Their appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate during the 2019 regular session of the Legislature.

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