The UH System

Who We Are

Meet the UH Board of Regents

Regent

John Holzman

John C. Holzman

John Holzman is a retired diplomat with extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. He served as charge d’affaires in Pakistan, ambassador to Bangladesh and foreign policy advisor at U.S. Pacific Command and at U.S. Central Command.

Holzman led the team in Baghdad in 2004 that created the American Embassy from the Coalition Provisional Authority. He is a former American Political Science Association congressional fellow and distinguished visiting scholar at the National Defense University.

He volunteers as a senior mediator at the Mediation Center of the Pacific in Honolulu.

Holzman grew up in Honolulu and graduated from Kalani High School. He holds a BA from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He and his wife Kim Hom Holzman have three daughters and two granddaughters.

Select a regent to learn more about that individual. Regents serve through June 30 of the indicated year.

John Holzman, headshot
John C. Holzman
Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2014
Saedene Ota, headshot
Saedene Ota
Vice Chair
Maui County
Term ends 2015
James Lee, headshot
James H. Q. Lee
Vice Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2014
Jeffrey Acido
Jeffrey Tangonan Acido
Student Seat
Term ends 2014
Eugene Bal III
Eugene Bal III
Maui County
Term ends 2018
Carl A. Carlson Jr., headshot
Carl A. Carlson Jr.
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2016
John Dean
John C. Dean
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017
Chuck Gee, headshot
Chuck Y. Gee
Honolulu County
Term ends 2015
Benjamin Kudo
Benjamin Asa Kudo
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017
Coralie Chun Matayoshi, headshot
Coralie Chun Matayoshi
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
Barry Mizuno, headshot
Barry T. Mizuno
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2018
Randolph Moore, headshot
Randolph G. Moore
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2018
Jeffrey Portnoy, headshot
Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Interim Appointment Term ends 2014
Tom Shigemoto, headshot
Tom H. Shigemoto
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017
Jan Sullivan, headshot
Jan Naoe Sullivan
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016