Dr. Rockne Freitas will not pursue the position of Athletics Director at the University of Hawaii. Freitas told Hawaii News Now that he intends to focus on his position as Vice President for Student Affairs and University/Community Relations.
Freitas was named the Acting Athletics Director after Jim Donovan was placed on indefinite leave of absence following the canceled Stevie Wonder concert.
At the time, Freitas said it would be his mission to focus on student-athlete welfare, support the coaches and staff of the athletics department, clean up the policies and procedures of the department and above all else, be "responsible and accountable".
On Monday, August 13, UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple said the search for a new Athletics Director will begin shortly. The search will be nationwide.