UHM athletics director cleared in concert investigation

Jim Donovan to return in undisclosed role

Published  3:37 PM HST Aug 12, 2012
HONOLULU -

An internal investigation at the University of Hawaii at Manoa determined Sunday that Athletics Director Jim Donovan was cleared of wrongdoing after the canceled Stevie Wonder concert.

A UHM news release stated Donovan will return to full-duty status and will report directly to Chancellor Tom Apple, but his new role at the university was not disclosed.

"The parties mutually believe that Mr. Donovan has served the university well throughout the 21 years he has worked on the Manoa campus," the news release said. "In his new position, Chancellor Apple believes Donovan's considerable and diverse talents will be best utilized to help UHM move forward."

Donovan will have responsibilities ranging from marketing and communicating with the community to assisting with the university's evolving land grant mission.

Officials said Donovan's base salary will remain the same through the term of his current contact that ends in March 2013. He will then be reassigned to a new position and be recommended for a three-year appointment with a salary of over $200,000.

"I am very pleased that I have been cleared of any wrongdoing," Donovan said. "I look forward to working with Chancellor Apple."

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