Still no word on whether M.R.C. Greenwood stays or goes despite a second closed-door meeting Thursday by the University Board of Regents to discuss her fate.
The regents have, however, decided to retain Honolulu attorney Bill McCorriston to represent them during the Greenwood discussions. At issue is whether the regents will retain her after the school lost $200,000 in a Stevie Wonder concert con. They’re also looking into how the university handled former athletic director Jim Donovan’s job following the fiasco.
Hawaii News Now reports:
If she is terminated without cause, the UH is obligated to offer her a tenured faculty position, according to her employment agreement, along with 60 days of housing allowance and reimbursement for moving expenses.
The bottom line: terminating a UH executive without cause could be very expensive and firing them with cause can be difficult to prove, possibly leading to a lawsuit and a costly fight in court. Even the threat of a lawsuit can prompt costly and lengthy mediation, as UH learned when it terminated a previous president eight years ago.
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