University of Hawai‘i names finalists for 3 seats on Board of Regents

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The Candidate Advisory Council for the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Gov. Josh Green to fill one Honolulu County seat, one Maui County seat, and one Hawaiʻi County seat for 5-year appointments beginning July 1, 2023, subject to confirmation by the Hawaiʻi State Senate.

The finalists for the Hawai‘i County seat are as follows:

  • Michael Miyahira – a consultant to owners of family owned and closely held businesses located across the state of Hawai‘i
  • Kona Moran – principal broker and owner of real estate company Hilo Brokers, Ltd. on the Big Island
  • Alapaki Nahale-a – CEO of the Global Resiliency Hub at ‘Iole in Kohala, Hawai‘i
  • Steven Pavao – a public health program manager and branch chief of the Hawai‘i Island Community Mental Health Centers Branch, a branch of the Department of Health’s Adult Mental Health Division.

To read the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents’ letter to Gov. Josh Green, which includes complete biographies of each candidate from Honolulu, Maui and Hawai‘i counties, click here.


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