Retired business executive, community leader tapped to serve as interim deputy superintendent


Randolph Moore rejoins the public school system, having previously served as an assistant superintendent and middle school teacher

Hawai‘i State Department of Education Superintendent Keith Hayashi has named retired business executive Randolph Moore interim deputy superintendent of operations, effective May 13. 

Moore spent over three decades in executive roles at major institutions in Hawai‘i, including Castle & Cooke, Oceanic Properties, Moloka‘i Ranch and Kāne‘ohe Ranch.

Upon retiring, he earned his teaching degree from Chaminade University and pursued a second career as a public school educator, teaching math and special motivation classes at Central Middle School, which has since been renamed Ke‘elikōlani Middle. Moore also holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Swarthmore College and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. 

Moore then joined the HIDOE's executive leadership team as assistant superintendent of what was then known as the Office of Facilities and Support Services, which included oversight of construction and maintenance of facilities, school food services, and student transportation services.

After retiring a second time, Moore was appointed by two governors to the Board of Regents for the University of Hawai‘i system, where he served for a decade, including four terms as regents chairperson and three terms as vice chairperson.

"I'm very appreciative to Randy for being willing to continue his service to public education and our students in this key leadership position," Hayashi said. " With his distinguished background in business, higher education leadership and philanthropy, Randy will help strengthen the Department's capacity to deliver on our strategic goals.”

The deputy superintendent of operations oversees key centralized functions in the Department, including facilities, fiscal services, talent management and information technology.

Moore succeeds Curt Otaguro who is stepping down from the Department this month. 

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