Kapi’olani Community College seeks visionary leader

Kapiʻolani Community College
Kelli Nakamura, (808) 734-9420
Chancellor's Search Coordinator, Kapi‘olani Community College
Deborah Nakagawa, (808) 956-0321
Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Office of the VP for Community Colleges
Posted: Jan 8, 2018

The search for Kapi‘olani Community College’s new chancellor has begun. The job was announced locally and nationally on January 5, 2018 and the expected start date is July 2018.

In making the search announcement, University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton said Kapi’olani Community College is seeking a visionary leader who can guide the college to address challenges and opportunities that arise.  

“The next chancellor must embody Kapi’olani Community College’s mission, vision and values of kūpono, kuleana, mālama, kūloaʻa and kūlia by showing integrity and responsibility, protecting and perpetuating ancestral knowledge, supporting a rich community of learning, and striving for excellence,” Morton said.

Search Timeline

  • The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee plans to begin screening applicants and nominees in February 2018.

  • In addition to in-person interviews by the finalists planned in April 2018, on-campus visits will be scheduled to ensure that students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders are able to attend open forums.  Campus visits are an extremely important part of the process.

  • VPCC Morton plans to submit his recommended candidate for appointment to the president in April 2018.

  • The expected start date of the new chancellor is July 2018

Chancellor Search Advisory Committee

The 18-member Kapi’olani Chancellor Search Advisory Committee (CSAC) includes representation from Kapi’olani CC’s constituency groups:  faculty, students, Kalāualani Native Hawaiian Council, civil service and administrative professional and technical staff, administrators, and community leaders.  

Austin Anderson, Faculty, CSAC Chair

Shari Tamashiro, Academic Support, CSAC Vice Chair

David Apostol, Civil Service

Brandon Chun, Faculty

Eric Denton, Faculty

Dave Evans, Faculty

Alfie Gonzales, Administrative Professional & Technical

Krista Hiser, Faculty

Kimberly Iwao, Faculty

May Kealoha, Faculty

Kapulani Landgraf, Kalāualani Native Hawaiian Council

Leiolani Leon, Student

Shepherd Maingano, Faculty

Brian Miyamoto, Community

Nawaʻa Napoleon, Administrator

Diane Paloma, Community

Shannon Sakaue, Faculty

Ismael Salameh, Student

Kelli Nakamura, Search Coordinator

For more information on the Kapi‘olani Community College chancellor position see http://workatuh.hawaii.edu.