Hawaii County finalists named for UH Board of Regents seat

Four finalists have been named for a Hawaii County seat on the University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents.

The Candidate Advisory Council for the Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Gov. Josh Green.


The position is for a five-year appointment beginning July 1, subject to confirmation by the state Senate, and is a voluntary noncompensated public appointment.

The finalists for the Hawaii County seat are Michael Miyahira, Kona Moran, Alapaki Nahale-a and Steven Pavao.

Biographies are available at www.hawaii.edu/rcac.

The CAC began accepting applications to fill these vacancies in the fall by contacting and encouraging government, business and community leaders to nominate candidates.

Candidate lists are compiled after a comprehensive review and selection process, which is solely and exclusively merit-based and according to procedures set forth in state statutes and the council’s administrative rules.

The Board of Regents is the governing body of UH and consists of 11 members. Representation includes five from the City and County of Honolulu, two from Hawaii County, two from Maui County, one from Kauai County, and one UH student.

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