Amemiya appointed BOR interim executive administrator and secretary

University of Hawaiʻi
Darolyn Lendio, (808) 956-9901
VP for Legal Affairs/University General Counsel
Posted: Jan 28, 2010

KAHULUI, Maui, Hawai‘i – At its monthly meeting held today at Maui Community College, the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents appointed Keith Amemiya as interim executive administrator and secretary of the Board of Regents. Amemiya’s appointment is for one year, effective March 8, at an annual salary of $152,544.
Amemiya has served as executive director of the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) since 1998. An attorney by background, Amemiya is a UH Mānoa alumnus, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law.
“Keith has achieved immeasurable success in his position as executive director for the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association and has been a dedicated advocate for Hawai‘i’s student athletes and local high school sports,” said UH Board of Regents Chair Howard Karr. “I have no doubt he’ll bring that same dedication to the University of Hawai‘i. The skills he’s built in working together with various constituencies to solve tough issues will be an asset to the university and the Board of Regents.”
In addition to his efforts on behalf of local high school sports, Amemiya is extensively involved in the community, serving on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including The Learning Coalition, Honolulu Firefighters Foundation, Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Susannah Wesley Community Center.
As executive administrator and secretary, Amemiya will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the administrative support services for the Board of Regents.