UH Regents chairman backs chancellor decision

UH Regents chairman backs chancellor decision

HONOLULU (AP) - The chairman of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents says he backs the decision to fire the chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Students continue to protest the dismissal of Chancellor Tom Apple but regents Chairman Randy Moore says he supports the decision by UH President David Lassner to terminate Apple two years into a five-year appointment.

The UH-Manoa Graduate Student Organization and the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii on Tuesday asked Gov. Neil Abercrombie to investigate Apple's firing.

Moore tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that he understands what happened and that he doesn't think an investigation would inform him.

Apple has been reassigned as a tenured chemistry professor and will receive a $100,000 payout.

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