HONOLULU, May 11, 2019 – The state Probate Court has selected attorney Crystal Rose as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. She will begin her term on July 1, 2019, replacing Trustee Corbett Kalama, whose term expires on June 30, 2019.
“On behalf of our Board of Trustees, I’d like to welcome Crystal Rose to Kamehameha Schools,” said Trustee Chair Micah Kāne. “Ms. Rose’s decades of leadership experience and generosity of spirit in serving our local community will make her a valuable addition to the trust. Together we will help ensure the well-being of Native Hawaiians by lifting up our keiki, just as our founder Ke Ali‘i Pauahi envisioned more than 130 years ago.”
Rose is a founding partner of the law firm Bays Lung Rose Holma, and specializes in real estate, trust, business and construction litigation. She is also an expert in corporate governance and serves on the boards of Central Pacific Bank, Gentry Homes, and Hawaiian Airlines.
She has given back to her community in countless ways, including serving as a trustee of The Nature Conservancy; a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i, a board member of Child and Family Services, a board member of Blue Planet Foundation, and a member of the advisory boards of Kamehameha Schools and Catholic Charities Hawai’i.
Born and raised in Hilo, the Kamehameha Schools alumna holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology from Willamette University.
Her initial five-year board term will end in 2024. She will have the option to petition for a five-year reappointment at the end of her first term.