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Meet the UH Board of Regents

Regent

Lee Putnam

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Lee Putnam

Lee Putnam retired as an emeritus specialist after a long career at the University of Hawai‘i. Putnam served in a variety of administrative and leadership positions at the university including associate university librarian, assistant vice president for academic affairs and specialist in the Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity.

She attended the University of Minnesota High School and Grinnell College. She earned a BA in anthropology from the University of Colorado, an MA in library science from the University of Chicago and a PhD in library and information science from the University of Maryland.

As a community volunteer, Putnam serves as a trustee of the Hawai‘i Veterans Memorial Fund, tutored at Halawa and chaired a Blue Ribbon Panel for the Board of Education.

Her favorite pastime is reading. Since retiring, she has been taking classes at UH Manoa in literature, history and music.

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

Jan Sullivan, headshot
Jan Naoe Sullivan
Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2021
Randolph Moore, headshot
Randolph G. Moore
Vice Chair
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2018
Benjamin Kudo
Benjamin Asa Kudo
Vice Chair
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017
Simeon Acoba, headshot
Simeon Acoba
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017
David Iha, headshot
David Iha
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017
Eugene Bal III
Eugene Bal III
Maui County
Term ends 2018
Brandon Marc Higa, headshot
Brandon Marc Higa
Student regent
Term ends 2018
Jeffrey Portnoy, headshot
Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Lee Putnam, headshot
Lee Putnam
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Stanford Yuen, headshot
Stanford Yuen
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Michael McEnerney, headshot
Michael McEnerney
Honolulu County
Term ends 2020
Ernest Wilson, headshot
Ernest Wilson
Maui County
Term ends 2020
Wayne Higaki, headshot
Wayne Higaki
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2021
Michelle Tagorda, headshot
Michelle Tagorda
Honolulu County
Term ends 2021