Amemiya Appointed Interim Executive at UH Board of Regents

January 28, 2010, 2:37 PM HST · Updated January 29, 6:16 AM
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The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents appointed Keith Amemiya as interim executive administrator and secretary during the Board’s monthly meeting held today (Thursday, January 28, 2010) at Maui Community College.

Amemiya will be paid $152,544 during his one-year appointment that goes into effect on March 8, 2010.

In his new capacity, Amemiya will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the administrative support services for the Board of Regents.

Amemiya comes to the post with a law background, having graduated from UH Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law.

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Most recently, Amemiya served as executive director of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA), a post he held since 1998.

“Keith has achieved immeasurable success in his position as executive director for the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association and has been a dedicated advocate for Hawai‘i’s student athletes and local high school sports,” said UH Board of Regents Chair Howard Karr. “I have no doubt he’ll bring that same dedication to the University of Hawai‘i. The skills he’s built in working together with various constituencies to solve tough issues will be an asset to the university and the Board of Regents,” Karr said.

Amemiya has also served on boards at The Learning Coalition, Honolulu Firefighters Foundation, Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Susannah Wesley Community Center.

(Posted by Wendy Osher; Supporting information provided by the University of Hawaii)

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