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UH Manoa chancellor confirms he’s fired

August 1, 2014 - 12:05am

HONOLULU — The chancellor of the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus said he has been fired after two years on the job.

Tom Apple told reporters in an email that he received a termination letter Wednesday from UH President David Lassner for alleged unsatisfactory job performance.

Apple was hired in May 2012 at an annual salary of about $439,000. Former UH President M.R.C. Greenwood recommended he be appointed to a five-year term subject to annual performance evaluations.

“The community has a right to know from the horse’s mouth, rather than wondering what happened,” Apple wrote.

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