President of U. of Hawaii to Retire After a Bumpy Year

President of U. of Hawaii to Retire After a Bumpy Year 1

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M.R.C. Greenwood, who is 70, says her decision was not a consequence of the tumult that followed the "Wonder Blunder" fiasco last year. A scientist and researcher, she plans to take some time off, then return as a tenured professor in the university's John A. Burns School of Medicine.

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M.R.C. Greenwood, who is 70, says her decision was not a consequence of the tumult that followed the "Wonder Blunder" fiasco last year. A scientist and researcher, she plans to take some time off, then return as a tenured professor in the university's John A. Burns School of Medicine.

M.R.C. Greenwood, whose past year as president of the University of Hawaii system has been marked by controversy—including investigations sparked by a Stevie Wonder concert scam that cost the university more than $200,000—announced on Monday that she would retire in September.

Ms. Greenwood, whose contract term does not expire until July 31, 2015, said in an interview on Tuesday that she was stepping down for personal, family, and health reasons. She has been considering