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Wednesday, October 4, 2000

University of Hawaii

Committee named
to pick UH chief

Seventeen community and
UH representatives will
help 'bring forth the
most qualified candidate'

List of committee members

By Helen Altonn

Seventeen community and University of Hawaii representatives have been named to help the Board of Regents choose a new UH president.

Regents Chairwoman Lily K. Yao said she selected members "who not only represent the various constituencies of the university, but who also have demonstrated a sincere commitment to the institution."

They include four regents, three students (including one on the board), three faculty members, three university administrators and five persons from the community at large.

All "have demonstrated leadership and experience in their fields of expertise," Yao said. "I believe that the balance in committee membership will bring forth the most qualified candidate for the job."

UH President Kenneth Mortimer announced earlier this year that he will leave his job next June.

The advisory committee will review all applications, create a nonranked list of no fewer than five semifinalists and submit a recommendation to the board for final consideration.

Regents approved a job description for a new president at a September meeting. They hope to select a successor for Mortimer during the spring semester so a smooth transition can be made to the university's top job by June.

"I'm very pleased that we had broad participation in this process," Yao said, noting she received nominations from various faculty senates, student organizations, administrators and the public.

"I am grateful that these 17 have agreed to serve, and I am confident that they will approach this assignment with an appropriate sense of importance."

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Members of the Advisory Committee on the Selection of the UH President:

Bullet Barry John Baker Professor, architecture, UH-Manoa Chairman, Manoa Faculty Senate Representing: faculty, UH-Manoa
Bullet Daniel B. Boylan Professor, history, UH-West Oahu Representing: faculty, UH-Hilo/ UH-West Oahu
Bullet Walter A. Dods Jr. Chairman and chief executive officer, First Hawaiian Bank Representing: community at large
Bullet H. Mitchell D'Olier President and chief executive officer, Victoria Ward Ltd. Representing: community at large
Bullet Bernadine K.Y.L. Enriques Student, Kauai Community College Secretary, Associated Students of Kauai Community College Representing: students, community colleges
Bullet Christopher J. Garnier Undergraduate student, UH-Manoa President, Associated Students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Representing: students, UH-Manoa, UH-Hilo and UH-West Oahu
Bullet Warren H. Haruki President, Verizon Hawaii Inc. Representing: community at large
Bullet Allan K. Ikawa Vice chairman, Board of Regents Chairman, Advisory Committee
Bullet Sat Khalsa Member, Board of Regents
Bullet Bert A. Kobayashi Member, Board of Regents
Bullet Duane K. Kurisu Partner, Kurisu & Fergus Owner and chairman, Pacificbasin Communications Inc. Representing: community at large
Bullet David Morihara Outgoing House chairman, Higher Education Committee Representing: community at large
Bullet Barbara Ross-Pfeiffer Assistant professor, economics, Kapiolani Community College Co-convener, Council of Community College Faculty Senate Chairs Representing: faculty, UH-Hilo/ UH-West Oahu
Bullet Sandra Sakaguchi Provost, Hawaii Community College Representing: provosts, community colleges
Bullet Willa Tanabe Dean, School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies, UH-Manoa Representing: dean/director, UH-Manoa
Bullet Nainoa Thompson Member, Board of Regents
Bullet James Kimo Yamaguchi Jr. Residential Life Coordinator, Student Housing Services, UH-Manoa Representing: UH administrative support staff

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