Statement by President Lassner on comments made by faculty member regarding Kamehameha Schools

University of Hawaiʻi
Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 956-8856
Director, UH Communications
Posted: Sep 19, 2019

The University of Hawaiʻi and I strongly denounce the hurtful and wholly inaccurate statements made regarding Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha Schools is a trusted and valued partner to the University of Hawaiʻi in our shared mission of improving education across the entire state. Their dedicated work is deeply appreciated on every island and on every UH campus.  Kamehameha students are among the best in the state and enroll with great success across the UH System and at other great universities across the country.  UH welcomes every Kamehameha graduate who we are fortunate enough to bring into our campuses.  We apologize to the entire Kamehameha Schools ʻohana for the disparaging remarks of one faculty member who does not represent the positions or views of the University of Hawaiʻi or its leadership.


David Lassner

UH President


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