Search for UH President: Board hosts public hearing next month

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[FALETUIGA/Tina Mata'afa-Tufele]
University of Hawai'i students at the opening of the three-day Pacific Islanders in the Arts (PACITA) event that launched April 18, 2013 at the Architecture Building at the UH Manoa campus. These students are members of the Fealofani Samoa club.

(Honolulu, HAWAI’I)—The University of Hawai’i Board of Regents invites public input on the selection of UH’s new leader. The Board will host a public hearing in June—an opportunity for the public to share their ideas on the selection of the next UH President.

“The Board met yesterday to initiate the process of selecting the next President of UH,” says a UH press statement issued late yesterday afternoon.
“The Board respects the University’s numerous constituents and acknowledges the importance of soliciting public input."

The Board appointed a task group, chaired by John Holzman, and includes Regents Saedene Ota and Jan Sullivan, to report on the logistics of the presidential search.

“The Board made no substantive decisions about the selection process at this meeting and will hold a public, facilitated meeting in early June to consider the process for the selection of the University’s next leader,” the statement adds.

The Board will appoint a selection committee composed of board members.

University of Hawai‘i System President M.R.C. Greenwood announced early this month, on May 6, that she would retire from the presidency of Hawai‘i’s public land grant institution.

She was hired as president in 2009 after a national search. She took office August 2009 and will retire this September.

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