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.
Dale Nishikawa was born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from Iolani School. He received a B.A. from Macalester College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. After working in San Francisco for a few years he returned to Hawaii to work for Dillingham Corporation and since 1980, for Marcus and Associates, Inc. where he is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
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