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
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.