UH Regents aim for more transparency

HONOLULU (AP) - An advisory task group conducting an accountability study of the University of Hawaii system says the Board of Regents knows there needs to be more transparency.

The task group is comprised of regents and members of the public. It conducted interviews in March and will sit down next with the governor's office and key legislators.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that task group chairman Lawrence Rodriguez says regents feel the public misunderstands their duties to formulate policy and oversee the university president. And, he says, they understand the need for more transparency.

Concerns over university operations arose following the last year's botched Stevie Wonder concert fundraiser. The event was to raise money for the athletic department but ended up costing the school more than $200,000 in an alleged scam.

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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