Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 309



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. 309, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:


W. ROY JOHNSON and KATHLEEN KAI'ULANI M. DE SILVA, for terms to expire June 30, 2005; and

WILLIAM T. HONJIYO, for a term to expire June 30, 2004;

begs leave to report as follows:

Upon review of the testimony and statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that each of the nominees has the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Hawaii School-to-Work Executive Council (Council).

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nominees from the Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

W. Roy Johnson is a Glazier and Apprenticeship & Training Industry Training Coordinator with Architectural Metal and Glassworkers, a post he has held since 1983. Since his honorable discharge from the United States Air Force in 1969, Mr. Johnson has honed his skills as a Glazier. He currently belongs to numerous professional organizations.

Kathleen Kai'ulani M. de Silva is Director of Education and Consumer Affairs for Hawaiian Electric Company. Prior to that she worked as Director, Information Services, for the Office of the Governor of the State of Hawaii. Ms. de Silva earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is involved with numerous professional and community organizations.

William T. Honjiyo is Vice President/General Manager of Grove Farm Land Corporation. He is a military veteran as well, serving as an Officer with the United States Army from 1959 to 1979. Mr. Honjiyo attended Cornell University and the University of Hawaii, and he is involved with several community and professional organizations.

Your Committee finds that each of the nominees has been appointed based upon their credentials, integrity, professional ability, and a desire to improve life in Hawaii through service on the Council.

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,