UH president finalists' interview before public

HONOLULU (AP) - Two men vying to become the next University of Hawaii president are interviewing for the job.

The university Board of Regents is interviewing the finalists Tuesday amid criticism over one of the men's qualifications and calls to re-open the search.

Interim President David Lassner is telling the board about his ideas for the university, including saving on energy costs by using UH land for solar power.

The other finalist is retired Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, who led U.S. Army Pacific for two years. His interview is expected to follow Lassner's.

Some oppose Wiercinski's military background and argue he doesn't have experience leading a public education institution.

Lassner took over after M.R.C. Greenwood said she would step down to deal with health problems and spend more time with family.

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