Regents Candidate Advisory Council Seeking Nominations for Four Seats on University of Hawaii Board of Regents

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HONOLULU, HAWAII– Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) Chair Karl Fujii has announced the commencement of the fall recruitment process and encourages the submissions of nominations for the following four (4) seats on the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR): City and County of Honolulu, Kauaʻi County, At Large and Student. These seats are currently occupied by Regents Dennis Hirota, Ramón de la Peña, Teena Rasmussen and Matthew Williams, whose terms will end on June 30, 2012.

As mandated by law, the RCAC must present the names of at least two finalists for each seat to the governor at least 120 days prior to the expiration of a term. Gov. Abercrombie’s appointments from this list are subject to Hawaiʻi State Senate consent and confirmation and will serve for five years beginning July 1, 2012.


Except for the At Large seat, candidates for the City and County of Honolulu and the Kauaʻi County seats must be residents of that county. Candidates for the Student seat must be a student of the University of Hawaiʻi System at the time of initial appointment.

Application materials and procedures as well as complete descriptions of regent’s responsibilities are available online at or may be requested by calling (808) 692-1218 or email at Applications will be accepted through October 14, 2011.

Members of the UH Board of Regents as well as the Regents Candidate Advisory Council, who represent various constituent groups, serve voluntarily and are not paid.