Finalists Named for Hawaiʻi County UH Board of Regents

February 28, 2018, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated February 28, 8:06 AM
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The Candidate Advisory Council (CAC) for the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has presented a list of three candidates to Gov. David Ige to fill one Hawaiʻi County seat for a five-year appointment, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to confirmation by the Hawaiʻi State Senate.

The finalists for this seat are:

Peter S. Hoffmann
Duane Kanuha
Albert Nahale-a

Finalist biographies are available online.

The CAC began accepting applications to fill this vacancy in early fall 2017 by contacting and encouraging government, business, and community leaders to nominate candidates. The council also placed print advertisements and issued news releases encouraging applications.


All applications were thoroughly and comprehensively reviewed and screened by all CAC members.


The Candidate Advisory Committee is statutorily responsible for conducting recruitment efforts, accepting and screening applications, interviewing candidates and submitting to the governor the names of nominees willing to serve as regents of the University of Hawaiʻi System, which is a voluntary non-compensated public appointment.

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 Candidate Advisory Council members thank all the individuals who applied for this seat on the Board of Regents,” said Chair Brigitte Yoshino. “We are pleased to submit these names for consideration to the governor and the state Senate.”


The Board of Regents is the governing body of the University of Hawaiʻi and consists of 15 members. Representation includes two from Hawaiʻi County; two from Maui County; seven from the City and County of Honolulu; one from Kauaʻi County; two (2) at-large; and one University of Hawaiʻi student.

Members of the CAC serve voluntarily and are not paid.

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