Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 43
                                     S.D. 1
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred
S.B. No. 43, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to provide more of a national
and international perspective to the leadership of the University
of Hawaii by expanding the membership of the Board of Regents to
include nonresidents who are nationally or internationally

     The Board of Regents submitted testimony in opposition to
the bill.

     Your Committee finds that an increased national and
international perspective would improve the efforts of the
University of Hawaii to elevate its prominence in the Pacific
Rim.  This bill is one way to achieve that perspective.

     Alternately, universities are increasingly using advisory
boards to make them more sensitive to national and international
conditions that may impact upon opportunities and barriers to
development.  As the world moves toward globalization, the
viability of any educational institution depends upon developing
a strategy that is founded on broad perspectives.  Your Committee
finds that the mechanism of the advisory board is preferable to
adding members to the Board of Regents.

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     The bill has been amended by deleting its contents and
replacing it with the creation of a board that includes members
who are nationally and internationally prominent to advise the
Board of Regents on improving the strategic position of the
University of Hawaii in the Pacific Rim.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report,
your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B.
No. 43, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 43, S.D.
1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Higher Education,

                                   DAVID MORIHARA, Chair