Lassner confirmed Monday by the UH Board of Regents.
After a lengthy debate on Monday, the University of Hawaii Board of Regents has named David Lassner as the institution’s next president. Lassner, who has been running the university as interim president, and retired Army Lt. General Frank Wiercinski were the only two candidates applying for the job that pays $375,000 per year. The selection process “has generated criticism from those who opposed Wiercinski’s military background and complaints that he doesn’t have the qualifications to lead a public education institution. There were calls to reopen the search , but the board claimed doing so “would harm the university.” Before the 11-2-2 vote was taken, regents spoke favorably about Lassner’s technology background, his “approachability”, and his “passion” for the University of Hawaii. Aloha, Russ.