Kathleen “Kitty” Wo, chair of Chaminade University’s Board of Regents, welcomed back Jean Rolles, Vice President, Community Relations, Outrigger Enterprises, and Bro. Robert Hoppe, SM, Vice President, Marianist Center of Hawaii Vice President, as returning regents, and announced the addition of seven newly appointed regents. First-time appointed board members included:
- William Anonsen, Managing Partner/ Principal, The Maritime Group, LLC;
- Melissa Ching Benjamin, community volunteer;
- Michael Dohm, Chaminade faculty senate president and professor of biology;
- John D. Field, Vice President and Treasurer, Finance and Administration, Punahou School;
- Ralph Mesick, Executive Vice President, Bank of Hawaii;
- Maile Meyer, owner, Native Books Na Mea Hawaii;
- Michael Rockers, Superintendent, Hawaii Catholic Schools;
- Richard F. Wacker, President and CEO, American Savings Bank
Currently serving as board officers are Kathleen Wo, as chair, Daniel L. Colin, first vice chair, and Gae Bergquist Trommald, as secretary. Shelley J. Wilson will serve as the university’s newly appointed second vice chair.
Continuing regents include: Jeanne Anderson, Violet Arnobit, Carolyn Berry, General David A. Bramlett, Army (Ret.), Bro. Edward Brink, SM, Daniel J. Curran, Nicole M. Dupont, Daniel D. Goo, Amy L. Jampel, Brig. General Dwight M. Kealoha, USAF (Ret.), Michael F. Kerr, Admiral Robert Kihune (Ret.), Violet S. Loo, Rev. Paul Marshall, SM, Rev. John A. McGrath, SM, Bennette M. Misalucha, Bro. Bernard J. Ploeger, SM, Rev. Martin Solma, SM, Willibrord K. Tallett, Laurie K. S. Tom, M.D., Lawrence K. W. Tseu, D.D.S., Vaughn Vasconcellos, The Honorable Patrick K. S. L. Yim, (Ret.), and Hoyt H. Zia.
“Our regent board is the ultimate policy-making body of the university,” said Wo. “All our regents are strongly committed to Chaminade, as an institution of higher education, to its mission and sustainability. Their broad range of experience, community influence, and enthusiasm will provide the wisdom and course of actions needed to keep Chaminade relevant to its students and to the times.”