Fired UH Chancellor Says Cancer Center Politics Sparked His Termination

Tom Apple had defended his leadership in a letter to UH President David Lassner, who wrote a performance evaluation that faulted Apple's "decision-making."

·By Alia Wong

Tom Apple, who was removed as head of the University of Hawaii at Manoa this week, wrote in a recent letter that his job was at risk because he ruffled the feathers of a small group of powerful people who didn’t like his approach to the campus budget.

Apple wrote a rebuttal letter late last month to UH president David Lassner, who on July 18 had handed Apple a negative annual evaluation claiming he failed to unify leadership on campus and failed to ensure its financial stability.

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