David Lassner is the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is responsible for administration and management of the campus. As Interim Chancellor, he is an officer of the University of Hawaiʻi System of 10 constituent institutions, of which UH Mānoa is the flagship campus.
Dr. Lassner also currently serves as the President of the University of Hawaiʻi System.
Charged with electing the UH System President, the Board of Regents formulates policy and exercises control over the 10 constituent institutions of the UH System through the President. The 15 Regents are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature.
The Chancellor’s Office oversees the Offices of four Vice Chancellors. They are the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; the Vice Chancellor for Research; the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Finance and Operations; and the Vice Chancellor for Students.
The Chancellor’s advisors include the Mānoa Executive Team, which consists of school and college Deans and others who advise on key operational and policy issues and on campus regulations, programs and institutional structure; the UH Mānoa Faculty Senate, which is comprised of all UH Mānoa faculty members and acts on behalf of the faculty for campus-wide matters; the Graduate Student Organization and the Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi, which represent student interests; the Kūaliʻi Council, which advises on matters important to Native Hawaiians and the Native Hawaiian culture; and the heads of other offices and departments/programs to address more specific issues and concerns.
A listing of all University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Executive and Managerial employees is available.