The Regents Candidate Advisory Council of the University of Hawaii identifies candidates for the university system’s governing Board of Regents. The council presents pools of qualified candidates to the governor of Hawaii from which candidates are nominated and, with the consent of the state senate, appointed by the governor.
The advisory council was created by Act 56, 2007 Hawaii Legislature, in conformity with the amendment to Article X, Section 6 of the Hawaii State Constitution ratified by the voters on Nov. 7, 2006. The council is tied to the University of Hawaii for administrative purposes. In 2013, Act 72 was passed to further define the candidate advisory council.
Seven members comprise the advisory council. They establish the criteria for qualifying, screening and forwarding candidates for membership on the UH Board of Regents. The council advertises pending vacancies and solicits and accepts applications from potential candidates.
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