List of UH regents candidates released

The Maui News

The Candidate Advisory Council presented a list of three candidates each for one Maui County seat and one at-large seat on the University of Hawaii Board Regents, the governing body of the University of Hawaii system, which includes UH-Maui College.

The three candidates for the Maui County seat include incumbent Eugene Bal III, former Regent Helen F. Nielsen and Sheri-Ann P. Daniels.

Bal is the former executive director of the Maui High Performance Computing Center and a retired Navy officer. He also has served as vice chairman of the Board of Regents.

Daniels is the executive director of Papa Ola Lokahi, the organization with administrative oversight of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act. She leads efforts in developing policy strategies related to health improvement for Native Hawaiians.

Nielsen co-owns and manages commercial properties on Maui and Hawaii island and is the former Maui field representative for U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.

Among the three candidates for the at-large seat is Randolph G. Moore, former president and director of Molokai Ranch.

Their complete biographies may be found at

Both seats are five-year appointments by the governor, beginning July 1, subject to the confirmation of the state Senate.

The council began accepting applications to fill the vacancies in early fall by recruiting individuals and contacting and encouraging government, business and community leaders to nominate candidates. The council also placed print advertisements and issued news releases.

The council is responsible for conducting recruitment efforts, accepting and screening applications, interviewing candidates and submitting to the governor the names of nominees willing to serve as UH regents.

The Board of Regents is the governing body of the University of Hawaii and consists of 15 members, including two from Maui County.