Chancellor, Maui College
Clyde Sakamoto has been chief executive officer of the Maui campus since 1991 after spending a year as interim provost. He also spent two years as executive director of Project 2 & 4, which brought baccalaureate development to the University of Hawaii community colleges. He previously served as dean of instruction at Maui.
In addition to his UH service, Sakamoto was director of the Office of International Services for the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, a congressional fellow in the office of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, vice president for international marketing with Educators of the Pacific and director of the International Language Institute and English Language Laboratory. His first overseas assignment was as a Peace Corps volunteer in India, where he was elected to the All-India PCV Steering Committee.
Sakamoto serves as principal investigator on a $10 million federal Rural Development Grant he has helped secure more than $13 million in Rural Development funds since 1997 and a $3 million grant for the Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program. He has also obtained and administer grants related to telecommunication infrastructure, gender equity, Hawaiian education and sustainable technologies. He has served on Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation teams and American Associaton of Community and Junior Colleges commissions, including one aimed at improving minority education.
After earning a BA in political science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Sakamoto earned credentials at the Institute of World Affairs and attended Santa Clara Law School. He also holds an MEd from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an EdD from George Washington University. He is active in numerous Maui community and economic development organizations.