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Hawaiʻi Announces Final Candidates for Chancellor

Posted on | April 15, 2011 | Comments Off

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From left, Daniel Bain, Alexander Capdeville, Kathleen Curphy and Noreen Yamane

The Hawaiʻi Community College Chancellor Search Advisory committee has identified four finalists for the chancellor position. The finalists—Daniel Bain, Alexander Capdeville, Kathleen Curphy and Noreen Yamane—will participate in campus visits April 19–20, and will meet with various constituent groups and speak at public forums in Hilo and West Hawaiʻi.

Open forums for all four candidates at the Manono campus in Hilo will take place on Tues., April 19 in Kaneikeao (Bldg. 379, Room 1) and at the West Hawaiʻi campus on Wed., April 20 in the culinary courtyard.

The candidates

Daniel A. Bain is president of Independence Community College, a comprehensive community college located in Southeast Kansas serving more than 2,500 students. He received his bachelor’s degree in speech and dramatic arts/communication from the University of Iowa, his master’s degree in vocational education from East Carolina University and his doctorate in higher education leadership from University of Missouri in St. Louis. Open forums with Bain will be held in Hilo on April 19, 2–3 p.m. and at the West Hawai’i Campus, April 20, 12–1 p.m. Read more about him.

Alexander (Alex) Capdeville is a professor in the adult and higher education graduate program at Montana State University. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Montana College and his doctorate in higher education administration from Colorado State University. Open forums with Capdeville will be held in Hilo on April 19, 12–1 p.m. and at the West Hawai’i Campus, April 20, 9–10 a.m. Read more about him.

Kathleen Curphy has over 20 years of experience as a two-year college administrator, 11 years of which were spent at the senior level of multi-campus institutions, both rural and urban. She received her bachelor’s in education and her master’s in personnel services from the University of Northern Iowa and an education specialist degree in human services with an industrial arts and technology specialty from the University of Central Missouri. She will graduate with a doctorate in leadership for higher education from Capella University in June 2011. Open forums with Curphy will be held in Hilo on April 19, 1–2 p.m. and at the West Hawaiʻi Campus, April 20, 10–11 a.m. Read more about her.

Noreen Yamane is interim chancellor at Hawaiʻi Community College, a position she has held since being appointed in July 2010. She attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and completed her bachelor’s degree in education at Mānoa. She received her master’s degree in education after teaching in the State of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Education intermediate schools and adult continuing education programs. Open forums with Yamane will be held in Hilo on April 19, 3–4 p.m. and at the West Hawaiʻi Campus, April 20, 11 a.m.’12 p.m. Read more about her.

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