Meanwhile, state Sen. Jill Tokuda, who chairs the Education Committee, said the autonomy the university asked for and received in 2007 comes with greater responsibility to answer questions honestly and openly about the concert fiasco.
"I think the university is finding out for itself through this situation, that it's going to have to answer the questions that are being posed to them, and be able to be held accountable for their actions as well," said Tokuda. "Obviously, the real hope is that this investigation was done thoroughly (and) that everyone here was treated fairly."
Tokioka believes lawmakers will move to conduct hearings on what is now being called the "Wonder blunder."
"I'm sure we're going to have meetings, and I'm sure there are going to be people who want to get more answers from the university and the president and the chancellor," said Tokioka.
The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly has also expressed concern about the issues raised by Donovan's attorney in the July 16 letter. On its website UHPA wrote:
"The issues raised in the letter that the UH failure resides within the offices of General Counsel Darolyn Lendio and VP-Adminstration Howard Toto, has not been addressed adequately. UHPA is very concerned that the decisions made by President Greenwood and the Board of Regents, including the transfer of Mr. Donovan to another job, will encourage legislative scrutiny of all UH funding creating significant uncertainty for our students and faculty.