Friday, September 19, 2014

Faculty Senate at U. of Hawaii Votes to Censure System President

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 18th, 2014


Faculty members on the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus voted on Wednesday to censure the system president, David Lassner, over his firing of the campus’s chancellor, Tom Apple, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.
The University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Faculty Senate considered strengthening the resolution to express no confidence in Mr. Lassner, but the vote to do so was a tie, which the Senate’s chairman broke in favor of a censure.
Mr. Lassner had been system president for less than a month when he fired Mr. Apple, citing a “less than satisfactory” performance. He later told protesters that Mr. Apple had not dealt with the college’s financial woes and lacked an efficient leadership team.
The resolution takes Mr. Lassner to task for not consulting faculty members or students in the decision, among other things.

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