University of Hawaii president praised for efforts

University of Hawaii president praised for efforts

HONOLULU (AP) - University of Hawaii's president has received high marks on his latest performance review and has requested no salary increase for the second year in a row.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports President David Lassner has served as president of the 10-campus university system for two years. Board of Regents Chairwoman Jan Sullivan says Lassner has remained dedicated to improving the university, despite any challenges.

Some of those challenges include a maintenance backlog that totals a half-billion dollars and declining enrollment at some campuses.

The board evaluated Lassner based on his academic and financial management as well as his relations with staff, students, donors and state leaders.

Lassner, who receives $375,000 a year, was also recently appointed to serve as interim chancellor of the Manoa campus. He will take on the job with no additional compensation until a permanent replacement is found.

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