Hawai’i Community College begins the fall 2014 semester with two new appointments in the positions of Dean of Career and Technical Education and Dean of Liberal Arts and Public Services.
Ms. Joyce Hamasaki, Dean of Career and Technical Education
Joyce has been serving as the Interim Dean of Career and Technical Education since January 1, 2012, and is an Associate Professor in Nursing. She earned her Masters Degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is a tenured faculty and has been with the college for approximately 30 years. Joyce has served in many different capacities during her time at the college, including Academic Senate chair. She is passionate about Career and Technical Education programs, is familiar with the Carl Perkins grant and is a proponent of sustainability practices. Joyce also played a major role in writing the National League for Nursing accreditation self-study report. The HawCC nursing program achieved NLN re-accreditation for the Associate in Science degree for the maximum of eight years.
Dr. Christopher B. Manaseri, Dean of Liberal Arts and Public Services
Dr. Manaseri received his MS in Education from Elmira College, Elmira, New York in 1979; MA in Counseling in 1983 from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York; Certificate of Advanced Studies in Education Administration in 1999 from SUNY Cortland, Cortland, New York; and earned his PhD in Cultural Foundations of Education in 2004 from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. He also served as Superintendent of Schools and District Superintendent for several school districts in New York from 1993 to 2008. He was hired in August 2009 and served as the Student Services Program Officer at LCC until his appointment as the Dean of Student Services at LCC in August 2010, where he is the administrator responsible for seven units in the areas of admissions and records, financial aid, counseling and advisement, student life, student health center, recruitment and job prep services.
At LCC, Dr. Manaseri has been involved in various grant programs, Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative, Strategic Enrollment Management, academic advising, Early Alert Program (Starfish), and participates in system-wide solutions involving student retention and digital document management software.
Congratulations Joyce and Chris!