Meet the finalists

LIHUE — Come meet the final two.

The public will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the two remaining University of Hawaii presidential candidates Thursday.

The finalists for president will be visiting Kauai Community College to meet with students, faculty and the community, UH said in a press release.

Following the visits to the different UH campuses statewide, the Board of Regents hopes to select a president in June.

Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski will be appearing at KCC from 8 to 10 a.m. Wiercinski served 34 years  in the Army, including eight years of command in the Pacific.

Interim President David Lassner, who joined the university in 1977 and was promoted to the position after working as vice president for information technology and chief information officer, will be appearing at KCC from 5 to 7 p.m.

Arrangements are being made to provide free parking as well as to live stream the open forums on the Internet and post them in their entirety for later viewing. An online survey will be available for those who would like to provide feedback on the finalists.

Survey results will be compiled and provided to the Board of Regents to assist in the decision-making process.

Visit for schedule of the finalists appearances as well as more information about presidential search.


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