Manuel Cabral began serving as Chancellor of Leeward Community College on June 1, 2008 after serving as interim chancellor since March 2007. Cabral worked for 28 years at Leeward Community College in various capacities including faculty senate vice chair, chair of the Leeward Community College Campus Council, and for 19 years as the mathematics and science division chair.
Cabral earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and French from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. and a master’s degree in mathematics from Indiana University.
He has been recognized for his excellence in teaching and leadership with the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award and the Outstanding Leadership Award of the National Community College Division Chair Academy.