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New Regents Appointed to the University of Hawaii

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    Dr. William Haning III

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    COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    Diane Paloma

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    Gov. David Ige today appointed two new members to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents: Dr. William Haning III, Professor Emeritus of the UH School of Medicine, and Diane Paloma, Executive Director of King Lunalilo Trust and Home.

    Ige also reappointed Wayne Higaki, Administrator of North Hawaii Community Hospital, to another term as Regent. Higaki has represented Hawaii-West County in the Board of Regents since 2015. Haning and Paloma will serve representing the city and county of Honolulu.

    Appointments are subject to Senate confirmation and will run from July 1 to July 30. June 2026. The board is comprised of 11 regents who serve as volunteers and oversee the administration and operation of the UH system.

    Haning directs the addiction psychiatry / addiction medicine training programs and is deputy director of the psychiatric residency training program at John A. Burns School of Medicine . He is also the incoming president of the American Society for Addiction Medicine. A former student from Punahou, he graduated from Princeton University and UH School of Medicine.

    Paloma previously directed the Native Hawaiian Health Program at Queen's Health Systems and taught at UH School of Medicine. He also sits on boards of directors that include the Partners in Development Foundation, the UH Foundation, and the Asia-Pacific Islands American Health Forum. A graduate of UCLA, she earned an MBA from UH Manoa and a Ph.D. from the University of Capella.

    Higaki is the Deputy Administrator for Fund Development and Support Services at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Kamuela, where he has held various positions since 1996. He is also a member of the Mayor's Health Sustainability Task Force and the Alliance of Hawaii Island Health.

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