Embattled UH Regents chair fails in reconfirmation bid amid power struggle

 By a vote of 13-to-12, the full Senate on Tuesday rejected the reconfirmation of University of Hawaii Board of Regents Interim Chair Alapaki Nahale-a.

This comes after a senate committee voted unanimously against his confirmation last week―a move the UH faculty union is calling an abuse of power.

During a humiliating confirmation hearing before the state Senate’s Higher Education Committee on Feb. 27, senators had appeared to criticize Nahale-a for not holding UH accountable, but he told HNN he was bullied and he believes senators had predetermined their vote.

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