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UH would benefit from president with local roots


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 28, 2014

~~<p>The University of Hawaii Board of Regents went on what these days is called a &quot;listening tour&quot; around the islands, tapping public opinion on how it should proceed in selecting a new UH president. What it reportedly heard from that taxpaying public was that surely there were a few suitable candidates for that Bachman Hall office within these shores.</p>
<p>The board ultimately has taken the correct course in acting on that advice, and now seems more likely to hire someone fairly homegrown. Turning the focus to local candidates is a rational step, and not only because it would avoid the estimated $75,000-$125,000 fee for hiring a mainland search firm.</p>
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The University of Hawaii Board of Regents went on what these days is called a "listening tour" around the islands, tapping public opinion on how it should proceed in selecting a new UH president. What it reportedly heard from that taxpaying public was that surely there were a few suitable candidates for that Bachman Hall office within these shores.

The board ultimately has taken the correct course in acting on that advice, and now seems more likely to hire someone fairly homegrown. Turning the focus to local candidates is a rational step, and not only because it would avoid the estimated $75,000-$125,000 fee for hiring a mainland search firm. Login for more...



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