HONOLULU – Deren Oshiro, CMAA, Director of Athletics at Hawaii Baptist Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a candidate for an at-large Region B position on the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Board of Directors. The election will take place at the 53rd National Athletic Directors Conference (NADC), December 9-13, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Oshiro, the Section 7 candidate, which represents Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah, is running against the Section 2 candidate, which serves Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virgina.
The NIAAA Board of Directors is comprised of eight (8) section representatives and four (4) at-large members. Each board member serves a minimum 3-year term and if elected to an office position, the term will be extended.
Oshiro was selected as the Section 7 nominee at the section meeting this past March in Las Vegas. He is also a member of the NIAAA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Committee as well as the NADC Advisory Committee.
An athletic administrator for 22 years, Oshiro is currently serving as president of the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association. He has overseen HIADA’s incorporation as a nonprofit organization, as well as its search for an executive director.
About the HIADAThe Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association is a non-profit organization representing athletic administrators from each of the 96 public and independent member high schools in the State of Hawaii. Our purpose is to provide for the personal and professional growth, development, and collaboration of athletic administrators of Hawaii High School Athletic Administration (HHSAA) member schools through the transparent exchange of ideas and consistent adherence to approved policies and protocols.
About the HHSAAFounded in 1956, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational athletic organization exclusively dedicated to serving 96 public and independent member high schools statewide, as they work cooperatively to support and promote athletics as part of the high school education program. As the umbrella organization of high school athletics, the HHSAA operates 44 state championships in 18 different sports, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition. For more information on the Hawaii High School Athletic Association, go to www.sportshigh.com.