Faculty seek ouster of center chief

HONOLULU (AP) — The director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center is under fire from current and former faculty members for what they said is mismanagement and retaliation against employees.

Another media outlet reported Dr. Michele Carbone is the subject of a campaign calling for new leadership.

A university spokeswoman said Carbone was not available to be interviewed.

Faculty member Lynne Wilkens said management problems identified in 2009 continued.

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly said 20 complaints filed against Carbone are the highest number reported for any university unit.

But state Sen. Josh Green said until last week, he heard nothing but positive comments about the cancer center. And state Sen. Roz Baker said faculty members are trying to discount fine things done by the center under Carbone.


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