Regents Select UH VP for Information Tech as Interim Prez

The University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents has appointed UH Vice President for Information Technology David Lassner as the university’s interim president.

His annual salary would be $325,008 — the same salary paid to Interim President David McClain when he was appointed in 2004, according to a press release. 

Lassner, who also serves as the university’s chief information officer, has worked at UH in various capacities since 1977. New Board Chair John Holzman said in a statement that he’s confident Lassner will help move the university’s agenda forward. 

Regents will vote on the appointment at a special board meeting on July 30. If approved, Lassner will start his post September 1 and will remain there until the board selects a permanent president. 

Holzman said the board decided unanimously to announce the appointment before the vote so that the public can provide comment.

— Alia Wong

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