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Wednesday, January 29, 2003



Education executive
resigns from isle trust


By Rick Daysog
rdaysog@starbulletin.com

Another top executive with the Kamehameha Schools has resigned from the $6 billion trust.

The estate announced yesterday that Dudley "Skip" Hare, the estate's vice president for education and its first chief education officer, will step down Friday after a year-and-a-half tenure.

Hare's planned departure follows last month's resignation of Chief Financial Officer Eric Yeaman. Yeaman is now chief financial officer and treasurer of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.

Hare will return to the educational consulting field in which he had worked before joining the Kamehameha Schools.

"We've been very pleased with the leadership and guidance Dr. Hare has provided," said Kamehameha Schools Chief Executive Officer Hamilton McCubbin.

"He joined Kamehameha at a critical time of major growth and development, and he worked closely with me to design and direct important new programs."

Hare was not immediately available for comment, but the trust said that Hare decided to step down after major portions of the estate's education group was reorganized.

McCubbin said he had wanted Hare to remain until the end of the year but Hare decided to leave at the end of the month after discussing matters with his family.

During his tenure at the Kamehameha Schools, Hare worked on the completion of the trust's two new neighbor island campuses, marshaled support for the trust's new charter schools and implemented a new preschool scholarship program.

Hare is the estate's first chief education officer. The position was created by the estate's board in the wake of the three-year campus controversy that led to the 1999 ouster of former trustees Henry Peters, Richard "Dickie" Wong, Lokelani Lindsey, Gerard Jervis and Oswald Stender.

Before joining the Kamehameha Schools, Hare served as executive director of the Westchester Education Coalition, a nonprofit organization formed by corporations, government agencies and public schools in Westchester County, N.Y.

The coalition helped build community-based technology centers for low-income neighborhoods.

Between 1995 and 1998, Hare served as district superintendent of the Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services which was responsible for staff, curriculum development and other services for 18 school districts in New York.



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