TitleCompany:President, University of Hawaii, USA
Bio:David Lassner is the 15th president of the University of Hawaii (UH). He began his career at UH, eventually becoming UH's first chief information officer and vice president for IT before assuming the UH presidency in 2013. Lassner has served as a principal investigator for more than $480 million in extramural funding.
Lassner is a former chair of the PTC Board of Governors among his other service to local, national, and international IT and telecom-related organizations. He is currently chair of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) and a member of the Board of Governors of the East-West Center.
Lassner earned an AB in economics summa cum laude followed by an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. in communication and information sciences from the University of Hawaii under PTC stalwarts including Dan Wedemeyer, Meheroo Jussawalla, and Stan Harms.