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University of Hawai'i names alumnus as new Associate Vice President for Capital Improvements

Brian K. Minaai brings nearly three decades of local experience in both public and private sectors to new post

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-8109
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jan 30, 2008

HONOLULU — Brian K. Minaai has been appointed Associate Vice President for Capital Improvements. Minaai will assume his new post on March 1, 2008.

"I'm delighted that Brian Minaai has accepted our offer to become the Associate Vice President for Capital Improvement Projects for the UH System. Brian brings a wealth of private and public sector experience to this assignment, and as a UH alumnus has both in-depth knowledge of, and a special affection for, our university. I'm confident that he will be able to take our assets management and facilities development efforts to a higher level," said UH President David McClain.

Most recently a Senior Development Director for Marriott Vacation Club in Kapolei, Minaai has a history of public service as both Director and Deputy Director of the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation and Chief Clerk and Budget Chief of the State Senate Ways & Means Committee. His private sector credentials include Senior Project Manager for Kobayashi Group, LCC and Vice President of Project Management for Haseko (Hawaii), Inc, among others.

"As a UH alumnus with combined experience of twenty years in private sector, real estate development and ten years in state government, I am excited about returning and making a significant contribution towards enhancing the learning environment of our students," said Minaai.

As Associate Vice President for Capital Improvements, Minaai will provide system-wide executive leadership, direction and control over the planning, development, implementation and integration of multi-million dollar capital improvement projects and long-range physical development plans. He will also oversee the development of associated capital improvements program funding requirements, facilities coordination and implementation of public-private partnership projects, along with coordination of management for the physical assets of the 10 UH campuses.