Carleton Ching named UH director of land development

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A new head has been selected to oversee the University of Hawaii’s land assets.

Carleton Ching will serve as the university’s director of land development effective Nov. 30.

Ching will be responsible for maximizing return on UH’s land assets and charged with system-wide planning, development and oversight of the University’s developed and undeveloped properties.

“Carleton’s extensive experience in real estate development, coupled with his proven leadership, makes him the ideal executive to help further the University’s strategic direction and focus on being a high performance organization,” said UH president David Lassner. “Carleton will be instrumental in leveraging the University’s land assets to support our core mission of providing quality, affordable higher education to the people of Hawaii.”

Ching most recently served as senior director for community and government relations for Castle & Cooke Hawaii.

He drew controversy earlier this year after a Senate committee voted against his nomination by Gov. David Ige to head the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The governor eventually withdrew his nomination.

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