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UH leader regrets how Apple situation has played out

David Lassner says "a mix of truth and rumors" has compromised what should have been a private issue

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 30, 2014

~~<p>University of Hawaii President David Lassner apologized Tuesday that a reported attempt by him to remove UH-Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple has become &quot;a public spectacle.&quot;</p>
<p>&quot;Experience teaches that personnel issues are best addressed in private, and when a change in leadership is necessary, it is best accomplished with as much dignity as the circumstances permit,&quot; Lassner said in a statement, marking the first time he's addressed the issue since talk of Apple being ousted intensified during the weekend.</p>
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University of Hawaii President David Lassner apologized Tuesday that a reported attempt by him to remove UH-Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple has become "a public spectacle."

"Experience teaches that personnel issues are best addressed in private, and when a change in leadership is necessary, it is best accomplished with as much dignity as the circumstances permit," Lassner said in a statement, marking the first time he's addressed the issue since talk of Apple being ousted intensified during the weekend. Login for more...



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