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John Holzman

The retiring UH regents chairman is diplomatic about the school's past and future

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 07, 2014

~~<p>John Holzman was first appointed to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in 2009, so he's been sitting at that table for all of the most turbulent, headline-grabbing episodes: an athletics fundraiser gone horribly wrong, the comings and goings of a chancellor and president, a crushing maintenance backlog, the addition of a fledgling new West Oahu campus, the opening and problems of the new Cancer Center the whole gamut of events.</p>
<p>Now he's about to depart the board, and the chairmanship that he's held only since July. There's nothing more controversial driving this departure, said the retired veteran of the U.S. foreign service, than a desire to spend more time with his wife, Kim, and their three daughters and three granddaughters.</p>
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John Holzman was first appointed to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in 2009, so he's been sitting at that table for all of the most turbulent, headline-grabbing episodes: an athletics fundraiser gone horribly wrong, the comings and goings of a chancellor and president, a crushing maintenance backlog, the addition of a fledgling new West Oahu campus, the opening and problems of the new Cancer Center the whole gamut of events.

Now he's about to depart the board, and the chairmanship that he's held only since July. There's nothing more controversial driving this departure, said the retired veteran of the U.S. foreign service, than a desire to spend more time with his wife, Kim, and their three daughters and three granddaughters. Login for more...



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