The University of Hawaii is moving ahead with finding a new leader.  It expects to hire an executive search firm by the end of the month to help recruit and vet candidates for the top job.The Board of Regents last week approved allowing a presidential selection committee to directly contract a search firm to save time. Otherwise, a hiring decision wouldn't be made until the regents' next full meeting in late November. A task group made up of regents will review proposals this week and make a recommendation to the selection committee at a meeting October 30.