University of Hawai'i, USA
|david.lassner AT hawaii.edu|
David Lassner is the 15th president of the University of Hawai'i (UH), the statewide system comprising all public higher education in Hawai'i. He also currently serves as interim Chancellor of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, the flagship research campus of the UH System. Lassner's current agenda includes a focus on helping more Hawai'i residents earn college credentials and developing an innovation sector to strengthen the Hawai'i economy while creating high-quality jobs. He is also advancing the UH commitments to sustainability and to becoming a model indigenous-serving university.
Lassner has worked at the university since 1977, holding the position of vice president for information technology and chief information officer for many years before being appointed President. Lassner is also a member of the university’s cooperating graduate faculty and has taught both online and in-person in computer science, communications, business and education. Lassner is currently a commissioner of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE), a board member for the National Association of System Heads (NASH), and a member of the Board of Governors of the East West Center. In his prior positions Lassner played an active leadership role in a variety of local, national and international information and communications technology organizations. He served on the boards of Hawai'i's High Technology Development Corporation and Public Broadcasting Service affiliate and he chaired the Hawai'i's Broadband Task Force. Lassner also served on the board of Internet2, was a co-founder and board member of the Kuali Foundation, and past-chair of the boards of the Pacific Telecommunications Council and of EDUCAUSE. For more information, please see his profiles at University of Hawai'i and Businesswire.