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Three Maui Residents Considered for UH Regent Vacancy

September 17, 2014, 7:59 AM HST · Updated September 22, 8:39 AM
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The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents accepted the report of the Operational and Financial Controls Improvement Advisory Task Group at its monthly meeting held today at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents during a 2012 meeting at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College campus. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Three Maui residents are being considered for a vacancy on the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents.

The Regents’ Candidate Advisory Council released the list of candidates yesterday and said the names are being presented to the governor for review.

Individuals being considered for the Maui seat include Sherrilee Dodson, Anders Lyons, and Helen Neilsen, according to the announcement.

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The seat is one of two representing Maui on the 15-member board, and is good for an interim term through June 2015, to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of former regent Saedene Ota.

In June, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Ota had submitted a resignation letter citing a newly passed financial disclosure bill.

The other Maui seat is currently held by Eugene Bal III, whose term expires in 2018.

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The Candidate Advisory Council continues to accept applications from Maui residents for the new 5-year term that will be created when the interim Maui seat expires on June 30, 3015.  The deadline to apply is October 31, 2014.

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