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UH needs firm, open leadership


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 04, 2014

~~<p>With the selection of David Lassner as the next University of Hawaii president, there is the opportunity to correct an important flaw in the relationship between UH and the public it serves &mdash; a perceived lack of candor and open dialogue with the community.</p>
<p>Through public meetings leading up to its final decision this week, the UH Board of Regents demonstrated the value of better communication with the community. The more fully the new president embraces this part of his job &mdash; as the university's principal ambassador &mdash; the sooner he'll be able gain the support he needs to accomplish the goals he has set.</p>
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With the selection of David Lassner as the next University of Hawaii president, there is the opportunity to correct an important flaw in the relationship between UH and the public it serves — a perceived lack of candor and open dialogue with the community.

Through public meetings leading up to its final decision this week, the UH Board of Regents demonstrated the value of better communication with the community. The more fully the new president embraces this part of his job — as the university's principal ambassador — the sooner he'll be able gain the support he needs to accomplish the goals he has set. Login for more...



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