University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood thinks Rockne Freitas — currently vice president for Student Affairs and University/Community Relations — should serve as UH West Oahu's chancellor. Freitas formerly served as Hawaii Community College's chancellor.
Greenwood submitted her recommendation to the university’s Board of Regents, which will discuss the appointment at their meeting next Thursday. Freitas’ three-year term would begin this May.
Current UH West Oahu Chancellor Gene Awakuni is set to retire in early July. Greenwood is also recommending that the Board make Awakuni chancellor emeritus and senior advisor to the president between May and his retirement date.
Courtesy of hawaii.edu
— Alia Wong