Lassner picked as interim UH president


Lassner picked as interim UH president

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HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii officials say its regents have picked Chief information Officer David Lassner as interim president of the university.

The university said Tuesday that Lassner would replace M.R.C. Greenwood if approved by regents during a vote at a special meeting next week.

Lassner would begin as interim president on Sept. 1 if approved.

University officials say Lassner would be paid $325,000 annually.

Board of Regents Chairman John Holzman says the choice was unanimous among board members.

Lassner said in a statement that he’s honored to be considered.

Greenwood announced her retirement in May, saying she wanted to deal with health problems and spend more time with her family. She is expected to take leave for a year and return to a tenured faculty position.