The University of Hawaii Board of Regents is expected to promote from within to fill three executive positions next week. The Board will recommend Attorney Cynthia Quinn as executive administrator and secretary to the regents. Vassilis Syrmos, an engineering professor and U.H.-Manoa's associate vice chancellor for research, will be up for system vice president for research, and Steven Smith, U.H.'s deputy chief information office, will be recommended as interim vice president for information technology. Smith would replace David Lassner, who last month was approved as interim president of the 10-campus system effective September 1.