Law student named
to UH Board of Regents

A law student and former president of the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii was named yesterday to the Board of Regents.

Michael Dahilig will serve as the interim student representative to the board, which sets policy and oversees the running of the 10-campus UH system.

Dahilig is a third-year student at the William S. Richardson School of Law and is also pursuing a master's degree in urban and regional planning at the UH-Manoa campus.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in geology and geophysics, with a minor in political science, in the spring of 2003. Dahilig's appointment by Gov. Linda Lingle is subject to Senate confirmation. His two-year term expires June 30, 2007.

"Michael has demonstrated his commitment to the University of Hawaii system as a graduate and undergraduate student, a teaching assistant, president of the student government association and active campus volunteer," Lingle said.

Dahilig, a Punahou School graduate, was student body president of ASUH in 2002-2003 and served on various UH committees and commissions.

He is a member of the UH-Manoa Campus Center Board, UH Student Caucus and UH Student Bar Association.

As an undergraduate, Dahilig was a teaching assistant for the UH departments of Geology and Geophysics and Political Science.

Dahilig is also a member of the Sariling Gawa Youth Council, a college-high school mentoring program for Filipino high school students, and the Filipino Law Student Association.

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