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Lassner retains the reins at UH

The need for continuous leadership is cited as the interim president is appointed to the permanent position

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 03, 2014

~~<p>The University of Hawaii Board of Regents voted Monday to hire its longtime information technology chief to lead the university as its 15th president, saying David Lassner will be able to hit the ground running and help mend the university's bruised reputation while working toward strategic goals to improve UH's delivery of higher education.</p>
<p>In an 11-2 vote with two abstentions, the 15-member board chose Lassner, who has been serving as interim president since September, over retired Army Lt. Gen. Frank Wier&shy;cin&shy;ski.</p>
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The University of Hawaii Board of Regents voted Monday to hire its longtime information technology chief to lead the university as its 15th president, saying David Lassner will be able to hit the ground running and help mend the university's bruised reputation while working toward strategic goals to improve UH's delivery of higher education.

In an 11-2 vote with two abstentions, the 15-member board chose Lassner, who has been serving as interim president since September, over retired Army Lt. Gen. Frank Wier­cin­ski. Login for more...



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