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UH needs to end turmoil at the top


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 09, 2013

~~<p>A transitional period has begun for the University of Hawaii system, and with it, hopes for a new era that will take the state's institution of higher learning upward, not dragged down by its problematic leaders.</p>
<p>M.R.C. Greenwood has made her exit from UH-Manoa's Bachman Hall, replaced temporarily by longtime UH executive David Lassner, who quietly assumed the reins at the start of September. Meanwhile, a seven-member selection committee begins searching for a permanent UH president. Perhaps jolted by two leaders from afar who turned out to be controversial, the committee is looking this time for a candidate with strong Hawaii ties. All things being equal, that would be an asset &mdash; recent history has shown a gullibility for self-aggrandizing resumes. But searchers, of course, must keep all options open. Too much is at stake to blow another, third shot for true leadership.</p>
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A transitional period has begun for the University of Hawaii system, and with it, hopes for a new era that will take the state's institution of higher learning upward, not dragged down by its problematic leaders.

M.R.C. Greenwood has made her exit from UH-Manoa's Bachman Hall, replaced temporarily by longtime UH executive David Lassner, who quietly assumed the reins at the start of September. Meanwhile, a seven-member selection committee begins searching for a permanent UH president. Perhaps jolted by two leaders from afar who turned out to be controversial, the committee is looking this time for a candidate with strong Hawaii ties. All things being equal, that would be an asset — recent history has shown a gullibility for self-aggrandizing resumes. But searchers, of course, must keep all options open. Too much is at stake to blow another, third shot for true leadership. Login for more...



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