UH Board of Regents reviews performance of interim president

David McClain receives high marks on first year assesment

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jul 22, 2005

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) announced today that it has completed an assessment of UH Interim President David McClain‘s performance during the past year, and unanimously awarded him top marks.

"The Board of Regents could not be more pleased with David McClain‘s performance as interim president of the University of Hawaiʻi. In all the areas we discussed, the regents gave him the highest rating. He has demonstrated tremendous leadership, integrity, and the ability to move the University of Hawaiʻi forward over the past year despite many challenges," said BOR Chairperson Kitty Lagareta.

The review process, which began in June, used professional and personal qualities considered to be desirable in university administration as criteria for review. They included leadership, relations with others, planning, decisiveness, problem solving and analysis abilities, and organizational abilities. Regents reviewed this criteria independently and provided a verbal assessment to interim president McClain in executive session at the July Board of Regents meeting.

McClain responded, "I‘m gratified to receive the Board of Regents‘ positive assessment of my performance during this past year, and look forward to continuing to work with the board to execute our strategic plan for the benefit of our students and the communities we serve."

McClain was named interim president by the BOR in August 2004 for a two-year term. He was vice president for academic affairs from 2003-2004, and previously served as the dean of the College of Business at UH Mānoa and the First Hawaiian Bank Distinguished Professor of Leadership. He joined the Mānoa campus in 1991 as the Henry A. Walker, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Business Enterprise and Professor of Financial Economics and Institutions.

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