Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 340

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Education and Technology, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 340, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 340       SAT KHALSA, for a term to expire June 30,

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the resume and other background information
submitted by the nominee, your Committee finds that the nominee
brings a unique range of skill, ability, and experience to the
Board of Regents, University of Hawai'i.

     Testimony in support of the nominee was received from three

     Your Committee finds that Sat Khalsa is currently a first-
year student at the William S. Richardson School of Law.  Mr.
Khalsa maintains a grade point average of 3.4, placing him in the
top quartile of his law school class.  He received a Bachelor's
degree in Government and American Politics from Cornell
University.  He is active in the Advocates of Public Interest
Law, Environmental Law Society, Ahahui (Native Hawaiian Law
Club), Delta Theta Phi, and the American Bar Association-Law
Student Division.

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     Your Committee diligently questioned the nominee on the
experience garnered in his respective field, his vision, and his
priorities as a regent.  More specifically, your Committee
questioned the nominee on University autonomy and tuition
increases.  Your Committee believes that the nominee adequately
responded to the Committee's inquiries.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Education and Technology that is attached to this
report, your Committee, after full consideration of the
background, character, experience, and qualifications of the
nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the Board of
Regents, University of Hawai'i and recommends that the Senate
advise and consent to the nomination.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Education and

                                   DAVID Y. IGE, Chair

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