Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 281



Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Education, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 281, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:


EVERETT R. DOWLING and MYRON A. YAMASATO, for terms to expire on June 30, 2006;

begs leave to report as follows:

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nominees from the President of the University of Hawaii. Your Committee received testimony in support of Everett Dowling from Imanaka, Kudo & Fujimoto. Your Committee received testimony in support of Myron A. Yamasato from the AIO Group.

Everett Dowling is President of Dowling Company, Inc., a Maui-based real estate development firm. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Business from Randolph-Macon College and a Master's of Business Administration degree from Babson College. He is a Board Member of Babson College and Ka Lima O Maui, as well as a member of numerous Maui and professional organizations.

Myron A. Yamasato is Chief Financial Officer of Waikoloa Land Company, a real estate development firm he has been with since 1981. Previous employment was also in the financial arena. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii.

Upon review of the statements and oral testimony submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that the nominees will work with compassion and commitment to facilitate excellence in higher education in Hawaii. They will bring valuable expertise in finance and real estate development to the table as the University of Hawaii strives to become a world-class research university and the Manoa campus begins an ambitious redevelopment program. Their advocacy for the Big Island and Maui will provide much needed geographic balance to the Board of Regents, and ensure that campuses and community colleges on those islands are not neglected.

Your Committee further finds that the nominees have been appointed based upon their credentials, integrity, and desire to make Hawaii better through their participation on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, character, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.

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