Board of Regents and Administration

University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents

Updated January 2023

Randolph G. Moore, Honolulu County, Chair

  • Alapaki Nahale-a, Hawaiʻi County, Vice Chair
  • Ernest Wilson, Maui County, Vice Chair
  • Eugene Bal III, Maui County
  • Wayne Higaki, Hawaiʻi County
  • Robert Frank Westerman, Kauaʻi County
  • Kelli K.K. Acopan, Student Regent
  • William F. Haning III, Honolulu County
  • Diane Paloma, Honolulu County
  • Laurie Tochiki, Honolulu County
  • Gabriel Lee, Honolulu County

More information on the Board of Regents can be found on the Board of Regents and Leadership website.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Administration

Dr. Bonnie Irwin
A.B. 1981, M.A. 1983, Ph.D. 1991, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Kristen Roney
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
B.A., Norfolk State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Dr. Christopher Holland
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Carla Hoʻā
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
B.S., M.B.A, University of Colorado-Denver
Alyson Y. “Aly” Kakugawa-Leong
Interim Director of University Relations and Director of Media Relations
Joseph Sanchez
Library Director
B.A., California State University San Marcos
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University
Dr. Michael Bitter
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of History
B.A. 1988, Ph.D. 1999, University of Minnesota
Dr. Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa
Director, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language
Associate Professor of Indigenous Education
B.A. 1978, M.Ed. 1985, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ph.D. 2012, Union Institute and University
Dr. Miriam Mobley Smith
Interim Dean, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
B.S., University of Michigan
Pharm.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Bruce Mathews
Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
Professor of Soil Science
B.S. 1986, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.S. 1989, Louisiana State University
Ph.D. 1992, University of Florida