The University of Hawaii Board of Regents' presidential selection committee this week will discuss search firm bids to find the next U.H. President. The selection committee sent bid invitations to about 40 search firms in October and said that month that it would be asking three finalist firms to make in-person presentations. U.H. has said it expects to spend an estimated $75,000 to $125,000 on a search firm. The university wants to make a job offer by the spring or summer. On Thursday, the board's Committee on Academic Affairs is scheduled to discuss the controversy surrounding leadership of the U.H. Cancer Center. The university has said it plans to retain Michele Carbone as head of its Cancer Center, despite calls for a leadership change by some faculty who say the director's poor management has tarnished the center's reputation and jeopardized its funding.