An advisory council is taking applications to fill two seats on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents next year.

Ernest Wilson and Kelli Acopan, who represent Maui County and UH students, respectively, both have terms up in 2020.

UH Regents meeting at Leeward Community College.

A UH Regents meeting at Leeward Community College earlier this year. The board is looking to fill two vacancies.

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The Candidate Advisory Council is taking applications on their website to fill those seats, with terms beginning July 1, 2020.

The advisory council makes recommendations to Gov. David Ige on candidates to fill the seat. The candidates are subject to state Senate confirmation.

The board’s membership was downsized this year from 15 members to 11 members after passage of Act 172, which cut two seats from Oahu as well as several at-large seats.

The board opposed proposals to cut its size in the Hawaii Legislature.

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