Chancellor, Hawaii Community College
Noreen Yamane became interim chancellor of Hawaii Community College in July 2010.
She served the previous year as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs after five years in the role of dean of instruction/assistant to the vice chancellor. Since first joining the college as a lecturer in mathematics in 1980, she has served as equal employment opportunity/affirmative action officer, division chair for mathematics and natural sciences and liberal arts unit chair. She has coordinated the college's summer session program since 2004.
Yamane also spent three years as the Big Island director for UH Manoa’s Space Grant College.
She attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo and completed her BEd at UH Manoa, returning for her MEd after teaching in state Department of Education intermediate schools and adult continuing education.
Yamane is a member of the National Education Association and recipient of the Chair’s Academy International Exemplary Leadership Award, Aali⇻i Chancellor’s Service Award and UH Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.