Committee seeks applicants for Kamehameha Schools trustee

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 10:13 a.m. HST, Apr 18, 2011

A screening committee is looking for someone to become the next Kamehameha Schools trustee.

Applications are being taken for a new trustee to replace Diane Plotts on the board that oversees Kamehameha Schools and its multi-billion dollar investment portfolio.

The trustee screening committee, appointed by the Probate Court, will present a list of three candidates to the Probate Court. From that list, the court will name the new trustee. The appointee would qualify for a five-year term and could be eligible for another five-year term, to be determined by the Court.

Plotts term will end in  June 2011. In addition to Plotts, the current board of trustees includes chairman Corbett Kalama, vice chairman J. Douglas Ing, secretary/treasurer Micah Kane, and Janeen-Ann Ahulani Olds.

Members of the trustee screening committee are Richard Coons; Wendy B. Crabb; George “Keoki” Freeland; Cheryl L. Kauhane Lupenui; Benjamin M. Matsubara; Wesley Park; and Michael E. Rawlins. Each trustee receives $122,000 for their services. The chairperson receives $158,000.

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a statement on their view of the role of a trustee; their vision, goals and objectives for the trust estate; and what they would do to attain those goals. Nominations should be submitted to Trustee Screening Committee, c/o Inkinen & Associates, 1003 Bishop Street Suite 477, Honolulu, HI 96813. Applications can also be faxed to (808) 521-2380 or emailed to The deadline is June 10.

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling more than 6,700 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii and at 31 preschool sites statewide.

Article is contributed Star Advertiser and Staff.