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Hawaiian leaders welcome President Lassner


Newly selected University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner participated in a traditional Hawaiian welcome ceremony on Friday, June 20 at UH Mānoa’s Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

“This ceremony today is an opportunity for the kanaka maoli of this place to commit ourselves to the success of David Lassner as the president of the system,” said Maenette Benham, the dean of UH Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.Lassner also displayed his knowledge of Hawaiian culture by offering his own oli, or Hawaiian chant, at the start of the ceremony. To read more, please click here.

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