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Four chancellor finalists
From left: Lee, Sasaki, Hooker, Takabayashi

Four finalists for the Kapiʻolani Community College chancellor position have been selected by University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges Erika Lacro based on recommendations by the chancellor search advisory committee. These finalists will participate in a final round of interviews that include a public forum for each candidate on October 13 on campus in Ohia 118.

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The chancellor reports to Lacro, who welcomes feedback on each finalist’s forum session.

UH faculty, staff, students and the public are encouraged to meet and learn more about the candidates at open forums at Kapiʻolani CC,” said Lacro.

Following the visits and review of the feedback from the chancellor search advisory committee and others, Lacro plans to submit a recommendation for this appointment to UH President David Lassner.

Kapiʻolani CC chancellor finalists open forum schedule:

  • 10:15–11:15 a.m. Karen Lee, interim chancellor, Honolulu CC
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Charles Sasaki, vice chancellor for academic affairs, Windward CC
  • 12:45–1:45 p.m. Kendricks Hooker, vice president of academic affairs, Southwest Tennessee CC
  • 2–3 p.m. Misaki Takabayashi, associate vice president/vice dean of graduate school, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan

For more information on the Kapiʻolani CC chancellor position and biographies of the finalists see

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