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Regents to discuss Greenwood's job, Donovan's settlement

By Craig Gima

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LAST UPDATED: 07:04 p.m. HST, Nov 01, 2012



The University of Hawaii Board of Regents scheduled a special meeting next week to continue its discussion on UH President M.R.C. Greenwood's employment and the university's settlement with former athletic director Jim Donovan.

Much of the Nov. 7 meeting will be in executive session because the topics involve personnel matters and consultation with UH attorneys.

But the regents have scheduled a public vote and discussion on Donovan's settlement agreement, which gave him a three-year appointment to a newly created marketing job in the UH Manoa Chancellor's Office at a salary of $211,200 a year for three years, while also paying $30,000 to his attorney, David Simons. In exchange, Donovan agreed not to sue the university.

State Sen. Donna Kim has said that the Attorney General's Office gave her an opinion saying the regents should have approved Donovan's appointment as a legal settlement.

During hearings last month, Kim sharply questioned regents' vice chairman James Lee about why the board did not approve Donovan's new job as a legal settlement, as required by board policy.

Instead, the board discussed Donovan's new position behind closed doors and issued a statement supporting the move. The statement also expressed support for Greenwood and UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple.

Donovan's reassignment came after Greenwood suspended Donovan and Stan Sheriff Center manager Rich Sheriff with pay following UH's loss of $200,000 in an apparent Stevie Wonder concert scam.






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LadyNinja wrote:
Something stink here.....the more you cover up, the stinker it gets underneath.
on November 1,2012 | 10:47PM
Bumby wrote:
Okay so who ordered the wiring of the $200,000 check?
on November 1,2012 | 11:23PM
ShibaiDakine wrote:
That question, and which politicians and other "athletic supporters" coerced the administrators to make their decisions remains unanswered.
on November 2,2012 | 12:52AM
false wrote:
Long live the local Democrat payola machine. I can't believe voters of Hawaii put up with them.
on November 2,2012 | 01:23AM
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