UH students demand larger role in selecting university’s next president

Calls are growing for the University of Hawaii to change how its next president will be chosen.

In response, UH decision-makers have agreed to the creation of an advisory group made up of students and faculty. But what the group’s role will be—and how much of a say it will have in the selection—remains up for debate.

It’s been nearly 10 years since they’ve chosen a new president. Now, with current President David Lassner stepping down at the end of the year, efforts to change the process are being led in large part by students.

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