Kauai resident UH nominee

A Kauai man is among Gov. David Ige’s nominations to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate.

David Iha, Kauai County, will serve upon confirmation through June 30, 2017. He has a long history of service to the University of Hawaii system and has been an leader at Kauai Community College, where he was part of the team that designed and built a new campus, and in his 16-year tenure as provost, he expanded the curriculum and established exchange programs with educational institutions in Okinawa and mainland Japan. 

He served as the executive administrator and secretary of the Board of Regents from 1998 until his retirement in 2006. He is a graduate of Kauai High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and a master’s degree from UH Manoa.

“We chose candidates with a breadth of experience who will represent my desire for the Regents to focus on ensuring long-term sustainability of our sole public institution of higher education,” Ige said.

The UH system has 10 campuses throughout the state.

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