Regents select Lassner as University of Hawaii president

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After a nearly year-long search, David Lassner was chosen as the new president of the University of Hawaii by the school’s Board of Regents on Monday.

Lassner, UH’s longtime information technology executive, has been serving as the university’s interim president since September 2013.

One of two finalists, he was selected over retired Army Gen. Francis Wiercinski after a tense, two-hour discussion during which regents debated the integrity of the selection process and the two candidates’ qualifications.

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