University of Hawaii President Retires Before Lucative Contract Ends

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After a number of high-profile battles with key Hawaii lawmakers in 2012 and 2013, University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood announced this week she will step down.

Greenwood said she will retire in September, before her $475,000-plus annual contract with the university expires in 2015.

Greenwood, 70, said in a statement Monday afternoon that she is stepping down for “personal, health-related, and family oriented” reasons.

After some unpaid personal leave, Greenwood said she plans to return to the university as tenured faculty, though she looking forward to “retirement to once again be ‘grandma’ and to write, teach and do some policy work.”