STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3846

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 735, 736

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 735 and 736, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Board of Regents of the University of Hawai'i

 

G.M. No. 735

EUGENE BAL III,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023; and

 

G.M. No. 736

RANDOLPH MOORE,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Eugene Bal III and Randolph Moore for service on the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii.

 

EUGENE BAL III

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Eugene Bal III from the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii and numerous individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that Mr. Bal has had an extensive professional career, having previously served as the Executive Director of the Maui High Performance Computing Center, where he was responsible for all operational, technical, and administrative functions in support of the Research and Development and Test and Evaluation mission of the Department of Defense, and in various leadership roles in the United States Navy. Mr. Bal is highly active in the community and has used his knowledge for the betterment of the community by volunteering his time serving on the Governor's Economic Revitalization Task Force, State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council, Hawaii Community Foundation Board of Governors, Maui County Small Business Advisory Council, and the Maui Economic Development Board, among others. According to the testimony, Mr. Bal possesses a deep understanding of the issues and complexities associated with the research enterprise, which is an extremely valuable asset to the University of Hawaii System in achieving national and international recognition. In his personal statement, Mr. Bal indicated that he is analytical and a practitioner of equity who exercises even-handed judgment, seeks input from appropriate sources, and is unafraid to make difficult decisions. Your Committee therefore finds that Mr. Bal's wealth of experience in research and work with federal agencies, the private sector, and local communities will continue to be great assets to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii and its mission.

 

RANDOLPH MOORE

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Randolph Moore from the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii and several individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that Mr. Moore has had an extensive career in business, serving at Castle & Cooke, Inc., as a Financial Analyst, Treasurer, Group Controller for Real Estate, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, and President of Oceanic Properties. Mr. Moore has also served as the President of Molokai Ranch and Chief Executive Officer of Kaneohe Ranch. After retiring from the business world, Mr. Moore became a teacher at Central Middle School and served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Office of School Facilities and Support Services for the Department of Education. Mr. Moore is highly active in the community, having served as the Chairperson of the Hawaii Budget and Policy Center Advisory Board and Chairperson of the Hawaii Housing Development Corporation. Mr. Moore has also been involved with Aloha United Way, Harold K.L Castle Foundation, and Hawaii Community Services Council, among others. According to the testimony, Mr. Moore possesses a wealth of knowledge in valuable areas, such as education, land use and real estate, governance, and budgeting and financial management. In his personal statement, Mr. Moore shared his vision for the University of Hawaii System as a vibrant, multi-campus university system comprised of a nationally recognized research university and regional baccalaureate institutions and community colleges that provide solid education opportunities. Your Committee therefore finds that Mr. Moore's professional background and leadership experience will continue to be great assets to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii and its mission.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, 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 Higher Education,

 

 

 

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KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair