UH West Oahu's Dr. William J. Puette elected parliamentarian president

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 454-4870
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Posted: Jun 28, 2011

Dr. William J. Puette
Dr. William J. Puette
Delegates of the Biennial Convention of the Hawai‘i State Association of Parliamentarians recently elected University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu’s Dr. William J. Puette as president for 2011-2013.
Puette is the faculty director of UH West O‘ahu’s Center for Labor Education & Research (CLEAR), where he teaches classes on parliamentary procedure, among other subjects, as part of the CLEAR program. He serves as the parliamentarian for the UH West O‘ahu faculty senate and is one of the state’s only professional registered parliamentarians.
The Hawai‘i State Association of Parliamentarians is comprised of 191 member parliamentarians and is the state division of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). Founded in 1930, the NAP helps organizations conduct business efficiently through education and advocacy of effective meeting procedures and the accreditation of all meeting professionals.
CLEAR serves as the clearinghouse for labor education matters in the state of Hawai‘i and provides credit and non-credit labor studies courses, and labor-related research and educational services for workers and their organizations.
About UH West O‘ahu
UH West O‘ahu became a four-year, regional comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen in fall 2007. The University offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. Construction began in August 2010 on the first phase of a new, state-of-the-art UH West O‘ahu campus in the City of Kapolei. It is expected to serve approximately 2,000 students for fall 2012 classes. For more information, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu, twitter.com/uhwestoahu, facebook.com/uhwestoahu or call 454-4700 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.