David Lassner, University of Hawai'i (UH) system interim president, spoke at a reception hosted by the UH Foundation and the UH Alumni Association on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The event was held at the King Kamehameha Golf Course Clubhouse in Waikapu. A group of about 40 people attended the gathering, including present and past members of the UH board of regents, administration and staff at UH Maui College, as well as friends and supporters of the university.
Lassner, an authority in information technology, introduced himself to the audience and briefly traced his career, which began more than 30 years ago as a temporary hire and has led to appointment as interim president of the 10-campus UH system in September 2013.
"UH never quite managed to get rid of me," he said.
David Lassner, University of Hawai‘i system interim president, spoke at a reception hosted by the UH Foundation and the UH Alumni Association on Nov. 20. The event was held at the King Kamehameha Golf Course Clubhouse in Waikapū.
He briefly touched upon some of the university's many recent accomplishments and goals before observing that UH has no formal alumni group on Maui and that the administration, foundation and alumni association hope to put one together.
"We could use your support," he said.
Cordy MacLaughlin, director of development for the UH Foundation's Regional and Community Colleges, is the contact person. She is based at the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei.
"You don't need to be a graduate or alumni to be part of this, we welcome all friends of the school," she said.
Reach her office at 344-8782, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.