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Finalist for UH's top job is targeted in petition

Critics cite the former military commander’s lack of experience in public education

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 13, 2014

~~<p>An online petition imploring the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to reject a retired Army officer in the running to be the next UH president had garnered more than 350 signatures by Monday evening.</p>
<p>Organizers behind the petition and an accompanying letter being circulated among faculty argue that retired Lt. Gen. Frank Wier&shy;cin&shy;ski is not qualified to lead the 10-campus UH system given his exclusively military background. They plan to deliver the petition and letter at Thursday's monthly meeting of the board.</p>
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An online petition imploring the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to reject a retired Army officer in the running to be the next UH president had garnered more than 350 signatures by Monday evening.

Organizers behind the petition and an accompanying letter being circulated among faculty argue that retired Lt. Gen. Frank Wier­cin­ski is not qualified to lead the 10-campus UH system given his exclusively military background. They plan to deliver the petition and letter at Thursday's monthly meeting of the board. Login for more...



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