Leeward Community College seeks visionary and collaborative leaderUniversity of Hawaiʻi
Chancellor Search Coordinator, Leeward Community College
Deborah Nakagawa, (808) 956-0321
Executive Assistant, Vice President for Community Colleges
The search for Leeward Community College’s new chancellor has begun. The job was announced locally and nationally on January 11, 2019, and the expected start date is July 2019. Leeward CC’s former chancellor Manuel Cabral retired in June 2018. He served as chancellor for 10 years.
In making the search announcement, University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton said Leeward CC is seeking a visionary and collaborative leader who can guide the college to address challenges and opportunities.
“The next chancellor must embody Leeward CC’s mission, vision of being a learning-centered institution committed to student achievement and values,” Morton said.
Morton also said that Leeward CC’s values are kaiāulu (community), kākoʻo a hōʻihi i nā kānaka like ʻole (diversity and respect), kūpono (integrity) and kūākea (open access).
February 2019: The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee (CSAC) plans to begin screening applicants and nominees.
April 2019: In addition to in-person interviews of the finalists, on-campus visits will be scheduled to ensure that students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders are able to attend open forums.
April 2019: Morton plans to submit his recommended candidate for appointment to UH President David Lassner.
July 2019: Expected start date of the new chancellor.
Chancellor Search Advisory Committee
The 19-member committee includes representation from Leeward CC’s constituency groups: faculty, students, Pūko‘a no Nā ‘Ewa (Native Hawaiian), civil service staff, Administrative Professional and Technical (APT) staff, operations and maintenance staff, administrator, organizational units and community leaders.
Michael Cawdery, Faculty - CSAC Chair
Genai Keliikuli, Pūko‘a no Nā ‘Ewa - CSAC Vice Chair
William Aila, Jr, Community
Kayla Bradley, Student
Marc Earley, Student
Kathryn Fujioka-Imai, Faculty
Keith Hayashi, Community
Sheryl Higa, APT
Helmut Kae, Faculty
Kami Kato, Student Services
Warren Kawano, Faculty
Mark Lane, Administrator
Tracie Losch, Faculty
Cecilia Lucas, Administrative Affairs
Serina Makaiwa, Civil Service
Robert Oshita, Faculty
Leanne Riseley, Academic Services
Derek Tamashiro, Operations and Maintenance
Danny Wyatt, Wai‘anae-Moku
Wayde Oshiro, Search Coordinator
For more information on the Leeward CC chancellor position, see leeward.hawaii.edu/chancellor/search