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Abercrombie appoints 5 to UH Board of Regents

By Star-Advertiser staff


Five people were appointed yesterday to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents by Gov. Neil Aber­crom­bie.

The appointments — which are subject to confirmation by the state Senate — are:

>> Coralie Matayoshi, an attorney who has served as chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter since 2003.

>> Jan Sullivan, chief operating officer of Oceanit, an engineering, science and technology company.

She previously served as director of the city Department of Land Utilization as well as the Department of Planning and Permitting.

>> Patrick Naughton, who runs a small nonprofit organization that provides tutoring for children and help with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Naughton has worked as an academic administrator in the UH system for more than 20 years and is former chancellor of Hawaii Community College in Hilo.

>> Sandra Scarr, a commonwealth professor of psychology emerita of the University of Virginia. She was a psychology professor at Yale University and obtained a Ph.D. in psychology and social relations from Harvard University. In 1985 she won the National Book Award of the American Psychological Association for “Mother Care/Other Care.” Scarr retired to Hawaii in 1997.

>> Saedene Ota, owner and creative director of Sae Design in Maui. In 2005 she was named a U.S. Small Business Administration of the Year “Women in Business Champion.” She has won numerous awards for her advertising business. Ota also owns Maui Thing, a retail clothing store in Wai­luku.

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