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Windward Community College announces final three candidates for chancellor

Public invited to participate in open forums, April 28-29

Windward Community College
Contact:
Jean Okumura, (808) 236-9282
Chancellor Search Coordinator
Posted: Apr 21, 2009


KĀNEʻOHE, Oʻahu - Windward Community College has identified three finalists for its chancellor position and has invited them to participate in a final round of interviews and open forums on Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29.

The finalists are:

Joanne E. Clark, associate vice chancellor for community relations at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa since 2002. Clark received a bachelor‘s degree in education and master‘s degree in business administration from UH Mānoa, and a master‘s degree in curriculum and teaching from the Teachers College at Columbia University. Her previous administrative experience includes service as interim chancellor at the University of Hawaiʻi—West Oʻahu for two years, dean of instruction at Leeward Community College for two years, and dean of students at Honolulu Community College for six years. An open forum with Clark is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 101.

Douglas Dykstra, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Hawaiʻi Community College since October 2004. Dykstra obtained his master‘s degree in secondary education—community college curriculum and instruction at UH Mānoa, and a master‘s degree in history — United States diplomatic history from Kent State University. He received his bachelor‘s degree in history from Thiel College. Dykstra‘s previous administrative experience includes service as acting dean of instruction/vice chancellor for academic affairs at Leeward Community College for four years. An open forum with Dykstra is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 105.

Wilson G. Hess, president, College of the Marshall Islands, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands since October 2005. Hess received his master‘s degree in history—naval, military, and diplomatic history from the University of Maine at Orono and his bachelor‘s degree in history from the University of Baltimore. For two years, Hess served as president and CEO of Sandy Pond Corporation, a strategic planning, governance, management, fundraising, and organizational assessment consulting firm. He served at Unity College in Maine for over 20 years where he started as a faculty member and registrar, progressing to various positions including director of admissions, dean of academic affairs, and finally serving as its president for nearly 10 years. An open forum with Hess is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa 105.

The public is invited to meet the candidates at the open forum presentations. For more information, contact Windward Community College Chancellor Search Coordinator Jean Okumura at (808) 236-9282 or see the campus' chancellor search webpage.

For more information, visit: http://www.wcc.hawaii.edu/Chancellor_Search/