David Lassner is the 15th president of the University of Hawaiʻi System and is currently serving as interim chancellor of UH Mānoa. He has worked at the university since 1977, holding the position of vice president for information technology and chief information officer for many years. Lassner is also a member of the university’s cooperating graduate faculty and has taught both online and in-person in computer science, communications, business and education. Lassner has met up on various port-stops of the Worldwide Voyage and also sailed as an official crewmember on Leg 20 - Yorktown, VA to Washington, DC to New York, NY to RI.

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