Two men vying to become the next University of Hawaii president are interviewing for the job.
The university Board of Regents interviewed the finalists Tuesday amid criticism over one of the men's qualifications and calls to re-open the search.
Some question retired Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski's qualifications.
Wiercinski acknowledged leading a military organization is different from leading a university. But he said upper level leadership in the military requires skills needed to run a university including crisis management, budgeting and human resources.
Interim President David Lassner discussed his ideas for the university, including saving on energy costs with solar power.
Wiercinski retired after a 34-year Army career, including a stint leading U.S. Army Pacific.
Lassner took over after M.R.C. Greenwood said she would step down for health and family reasons.
The interviews were held at the UH Manoa Information Technology Center. The event was open to the public.