UH Investigating Whether Executive Posed as Public Accountant on Resume

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One of the highest-paid administrators at the University of Hawaii is being investigated for lying on her resume, UH officials confirmed Wednesday. If true, such a deception would be illegal.

Karen Ehrhorn makes about $142,500 as the director of administrative services for the university’s Institute for Astronomy. The salary appears to be higher than any employee in a similar executive role at UH.

Her job involves managing the institute’s finances and advising the director on budget matters.

When Ehrhorn was hired in 2008, she was paid $43,392 more than her predecessor, a sharp increase that may have been due in part to a credential she doesn't have.

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