Former UH president Greenwood to retire at the end of the month

M.R.C. Greenwood

Former University of Hawaii president M.R.C. Greenwood is retiring from the school at the end of the month.

Greenwood stepped down as president last September and went on leave without pay from her faculty position at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

She intended to come back to her tenured position, but now, Greenwood says she will retire completely and move to the mainland.

“I deeply appreciated the University and the Board of Regents’ grant of a one year unpaid leave,” Greenwood said in a statement. “However, after a period of rest and reflection, I have decided that I wish to pursue my writing and policy interests and that I prefer to remain on the mainland to do so.”

Just last week, the UH Board of Regents selected interim president David Lassner as Greenwood’s replacement.

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