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UH regents have no comment after meeting on Greenwood's future

By Craig Gima

LAST UPDATED: 7:05 p.m. HST, Oct 18, 2012

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents met for nearly three hours behind closed doors tonight, continuing a discussion on embattled UH President M.R.C. Greenwood’s future.

Board members left the executive session without any comment to reporters at about 6:15 p.m.

Board Chairman Eric Martinson had no comment about whether the board has hired prominent local attorney William McCorriston, who spoke with the regents in the closed door session.

UH spokeswoman Lynne Waters referred reporters to a statement issued after last week’s Friday’s executive session meeting. The statement said that the discussion on Greenwood’s employment agreement is a “personnel and legal matter” and the board was treating it with “the corresponding confidentiality required.”

Greenwood has been under fire for her management and UH administration spending since the UH Manoa athletic department lost $200,000 in an apparent Stevie Wonder concert scam.

Sources told the Star-Advertiser last month that a faction of at least four regents, including Chairman Martinson and Vice Chairmen Carl Carlson Jr. and James Lee, strongly supports keeping Greenwood as UH president. Another faction has soured on her. But it is not clear if there is a consensus on what action the board should take.

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