Tom Apple says he wants to stay on the jobUPDATED 7:27 PM HST Jul 28, 2014Video Transcript
Is chancellor Tom Apple IN or OUT?? Good evening, I'm Yunji de Nies in for Paula Akana. Tonight apple's talking to KITV4! KITV4's Catherine Cruz just back from the Manoa campus and has tonight's top story. Tom Apple just returned from a trip. We are told he was in a executive team meeting this morning with UH President David Lassner. And late this afternoon Apple spoke briefly about his future. The Manoa Chancellor was in and out of his office for meetings all day today. His attorney Jerry Hiatt told KITV Apple has not been terminated. The Chancellor makes some $439 thousand dollars annually and is two years into a five year agreement. Apple did tell reporters late today he wants very much to stay on the job. - 24:07-24: 16 -"We have a lot to do here at Manoa. You'd like to stay? Yes. Has the president given you any kind of a timeline sir no, I gotta go." Across campus shock waves are reverberating about the uncertainty swirling around the hiring freeze announced by Apple and now his future. The new semster starts next month and there are fears that scores of classes could be canceled as lecturuers are not rehired - Steven O Harrow 1"57 2:04: "If it's in courses especially advancd courses that students need to graduate the results could be rather devastating: O Harrrow's program of South East Asian Studies is also in a tough spot. It may not hear back on much needed federal funding for a month and a half - Steven O Harrow 335:- 4:02 -"We are keeping our fingers crossed and If we dont get the grant and there is a hiring freeze we are going to be sitting in our ofifices looking out the window counting paper clips." Students are understandlby worried. Is the Chancellor in or out , is the freezr on or off.? - Pua Tinalino-Vasques senior 9:40- -"I am concered about the students about to graduate and arent able to take the courses that are required to get their degrees " 949 It be very disappointing for them especially for those who want to hurry up and get their degrees." 955 Dan Seo is a new student who just arrived this week He's wondering how a freeze will affect his degree in korean language. - Dan Seo 13:31 -13:43 "I am a transfer student here for on an rotc program I kind of need the korean lecutires to be there in order for me to progress in the program" UH said today it is working to get information about what programs will be affected. It did add however that the deans have been instructed to retain all classed needed for graduation. And today one lawmaker who in the past butted heads with Chancellor Apple, is now coming to his defense. "It's tough being Chancellor of Manoa. From my perspective the chancellor has done pretty welk the last couple of years and if there is going to be a changem my main concenrn is stabilty and leadership going forward." Should there be a vacancy at UH Manoa, Takai said perhaps there ought be discussion whether Manoa needs a chancellor. It used to the President of UH had those duties. But that is a discussion he said the UH regents need to have. Back to you.