RCAC releases names of finalists to fill East Hawaiʻi seat vacancy

University of Hawaiʻi
Roy Takeyama, (808) 692-1218
Chair, Regents Candidate Advisory Council
Jane Ikeda, (808) 692-1218
Staff, Regents Candidate Advisory Council
Posted: Apr 8, 2010

East Hawai‘i Regent Harvey Tajiri resigned in mid-February and the Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) immediately began the recruitment process to fill the vacancy.
Upon completion of applicant interviews, background and reference checks, RCAC finalized the list of candidates which was presented to the Governor today. Governor Lingle must select her nominee for the Board of Regents from this list, and her appointment must be confirmed by the State Senate during the current legislative session.
The finalists for the East Hawai‘i seat vacancy are:
  1. Clifford C. Dias
  2. Patrick W. Naughton
Members of the UH Board of Regents as well as the Regents Candidate Advisory Council, who represent various constituent groups, serve voluntarily and are not paid.