Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, December 14, 2001

University of Hawaii

Athletics officials’
jobs on line

By Dave Reardon

Three high-ranking athletic department officials are among the 205 University of Hawaii-Manoa managers and executives who received letters Wednesday indicating they could be fired or reassigned in one year.

The Star-Bulletin reported yesterday that any of the 205, which includes associate athletic director Jim Donovan and assistant athletic directors Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano and Teri Wilhelm Chang, will be terminated unless they are notified otherwise by Dec. 16, 2002.

"Any official statements should come from (athletic director) Hugh Yoshida or the president (Evan Dobelle)," Donovan said.

Dobelle emphasized that the letters don't necessarily mean the three will be fired. He did say, however, that there are now higher expectations for employees throughout the university.

"These aren't pink slips," Dobelle said. "But at the same time, it's a pretty big wake-up call, to use a sports term."

The notifications are signed by Dobelle and approved by the Board of Regents.

"My understanding is they're among the 205 executives and managers in Manoa who all got the same letter," Yoshida said. "I don't think you can consider it termination. It's notification about expectations."

Yoshida did not receive a letter because he has a separate contract. It expires next year.

Dobelle said he will meet with the executives and managers in February.

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