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UH to reveal Lassner’s pick for athletic director on Friday

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 7, 2021
                                University of Hawaii President David Lassner will announce his choice for the next UH athletic director on Friday morning. The Board of Regents will vote during the May 18 meeting whether to approve Lassner’s recommendation.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 7, 2021

University of Hawaii President David Lassner will announce his choice for the next UH athletic director on Friday morning. The Board of Regents will vote during the May 18 meeting whether to approve Lassner’s recommendation.

The pick is in.

University of Hawaii President David Lassner will announce his choice for the next UH athletic director Friday morning.

The Board of Regents will vote on whether to approve Lassner’s recommendation during its May 18 meeting at Honolulu Community College.

In compliance with the state’s sunshine law, the regents are not permitted to discuss the matter until the public meeting.

An eight-member search/advisory committee sent their list of finalists to Lassner.

In the past, the athletic director’s supervisor was the UH-Manoa chancellor who would make a recommendation to the UH president. But under a reorganization, the athletic director now reports directly to the president who recommends a candidate for the AD position to the board for approval.

David Matlin, who has served as athletic director for eight years, announced his retirement from the position in January. His last day as AD is June 2.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that UH President David Lassner is also the chancellor of UH-Manoa.
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