New Kamehameha Schools trustee selected

HONOLULU (AP) - The state Probate Court has selected a new Kamehameha Schools trustee.

According to a Kamehameha Schools announcement, Kiewit Building Group Senior Vice President and Hawaii Area Manager Lance Wilhelm was selected Friday to replace Diane Plotts, whose term ended in June. Wilhelm starts his tenure as trustee on Jan. 1.

The Kamehameha Schools were established in 1883 by the will of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop as a nonprofit trust that educates Hawaiian children. They form one of the nation's largest charities, and they are the state's largest private landowner with more than 360,000 acres.

Trustees are paid $122,000 annually. Wilhelm was selected from a list of three candidates presented by a court-appointed screening committee. He is a 1983 graduate of Kamehameha Schools.

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