Section 5.  The University of Hawaii is hereby established as the state university and constituted a body corporate.  It shall have title to all the real and personal property now or hereafter set aside or conveyed to it, which shall be held in public trust for its purposes, to be administered and disposed of as provided by law. [Ren and am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Attorney General Opinions


  The university is a constitutionally independent corporation and is not an administrative or executive agency within the meaning of section.  Att. Gen. Op. 61-84.

  Power of legislature over property vested in the university discussed.  Att. Gen. Op. 74-5.

  Board of regents' trust duties; standard of care for investment policy.  Att. Gen. Op. 85-26.


Case Notes


  The university is agency of State.  355 F. Supp. 789.



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