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Mizuno appointed to UH Board of Regents


Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Barry T. Mizuno to fill the Hawaii County seat on the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii.

Mizuno, 63, is a former managing director to the County of Hawaii (1990-1992). Prior to that, Mizuno worked at the Constellation Energy Group. He retired from Puna Geothermal Venture, BTM LLC in 2006.

Previous areas of employment included Hamakua Sugar Company, Constellation Energy Group, and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Mizuno is a certified accountant who serves on a number of community and professional organizations including: Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board, Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, and Hawaii Island Beacon Community, among others.

Mizuno earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Central Washington University. He is a graduate of Waimea High and Elementary School.

The UH Board of Regents formulates policy and oversees the university system through the university president. The board is composed of 15 regents, nominated by the Regents Candidate Advisory Council, appointed by governor and confirmed by the state Senate.

Mizuno will serve as interim regent until he is confirmed by the full Senate next session. The Senate successfully confirmed the governor’s earlier appointments of Coralie Matayoshi, Saedene Ota, and Jan Sullivan.

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