MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Six seats are open on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents and the Candidate Advisory Council has initiated the recruitment process for new nominees.
Out of the six open seats, four of them are for immediate appointments. These seats were formerly filled by Saedene Ota (Maui County), Carl Carlson (Hawaii County), Tom Shigemoto (Kaua'i County) and John Dean (City and County of Honolulu), until they all resigned before their terms were supposed to end. These four seats will be filled on an interim basis immediately upon appointment but with duration of appointment subject to confirmation by the Hawai‘i State Senate.
The last two seats, reserved for 5-year terms, will be appointed to two regents by the Governor. One seat from Maui County which was made vacant by Saedene Ota, and the other which is currently filled by Chuck Gee whose term ends in 2015.
Candidates for these seats must reside in the geographic area they represent and are strongly encouraged to submit applications by August 1, 2014. Interim appointment applications must be completed and submitted to the Council on or before August 15, 2014. Applications for the 5-year appointments must be completed and submitted to the Council on or before October 31, 2014. However, individuals applying for a 5-year appointment are strongly advised to also apply for the corresponding interim appointment.
Members of the UH Board of Regents and the Candidate Advisory Council which represents various constituent groups serve voluntarily and are not paid.