UH CIO David Lassner elected to Board of Directors for EDUCAUSE

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
Associate Vice President, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Oct 8, 2009

David Lassner
David Lassner
HONOLULU – David Lassner, University of Hawaiʻi vice president for information technology and chief information officer, has been elected to the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE, the leading association for information technology in higher education. His four-year term will begin on January 1, 2010.
“Given David’s consistent leadership and commitment to advancing the role of technology in higher education, we are fortunate to welcome him to our board. His knowledge and insight will help ensure EDUCAUSE continues to evolve in ways that best serve its members and higher education in general,” said EDUCAUSE President Diana Oblinger.
Lassner has already served EDUCAUSE in a variety of roles, including as past chair of both its Nominations Committee and Recognition Committee, Net@EDU Advisory Committee member, and on the faculty of the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program.
Active nationally, internationally and locally, Lassner is a founder and current board secretary of the Kuali Foundation, served as a board member and played an active leadership role in Internet2, and served as president and board chair for the Honolulu-based Pacific Telecommunication Council. Within Hawaiʻi, Lassner has served on the boards of the Hawaiʻi High Technology Development Corporation and Hawaiʻi Public Television, and most recently chaired Hawaiʻi’s Broadband Task Force.
Lassner is the first chief information officer for the University of Hawai‘i System, where he has worked in a variety of technical and management roles since 1977. He has an A.B. in economics and M.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in communications and information sciences from the University of Hawai‘i.
EDUCAUSE serves over 2,300 member organizations with programs and services focused on analysis, advocacy, community building, professional development and knowledge creation relating to information technology in higher education.