The Regents Candidate Advisory Council of the University of Hawaiʻi identifies candidates for the university system’s governing Board of Regents. The council presents pools of qualified candidates to the governor of Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi Legislature, in conformity with the amendment to Article X, Section 6 of the Hawaiʻi State Constitution ratified by the voters on Nov. 7, 2006. The council is tied to the University of Hawaiʻi for administrative purposes. In 2013, Act 72 was passed to further define the candidate advisory council.
Eight members, including one ex officio, 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.
Brigitte Yoshino was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from Punahou School, Brigitte attended the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance.
She worked for large national financial institutions and has also done operations and strategic management consulting.
Brigitte spends much of her free time volunteering for numerous nonprofit organizations including those with educational and environmental programs.
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