Joseph Daisy became chancellor at Kauaʻi Community College on February 3, 2020. He has more than 42 years of experience in secondary education as a teacher, vice principal and principal, and in higher education.
Prior to his appointment at Kauaʻi CC, Daisy was president and CEO of the College of Micronesia-Federated States of Micronesia, a role in which he served from 2012. Before that, at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, he was executive vice president; vice president for college affairs and enrollment management; assistant vice president for policy, research and communications; and director of research and evaluation. Also at Cambridge College, Daisy was a senior faculty member in the School of Education’s graduate programs in education, leadership and research; and founding director of the doctor of education degree program.
Daisy has successfully addressed accreditation issues, facilitated the establishment of a 501c3 foundation, and worked collaboratively to achieve student-centered learning. His professional and personal journey has led him to public, private and nonprofit organizations, domestically and internationally.
He holds a doctorate in education in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and master of education in educational administration and bachelor of arts in history from Suffolk University.