Chancellor’s Message


Hawai‘i Community College and Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui have begun a spring/summer advertising campaign, so you may see or hear advertisements on the radio, in the newspaper, in the Prince Kuhio Mall, and maybe even on your mobile phone.

In consultation with the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee, we started advertising earlier than normal this year to give prospective students more time to complete the steps required to enroll.

In many of the ads, we are featuring successful Hawai‘i CC students and graduates, because they are the best advocates for our excellent programs and services and because their stories and successes deserve to be celebrated and shared with our Hawai‘i Island community.

Our radio ad for Pālamanui also features the voice of Donala Kawa’auhau, Hawai‘i CC Assistant Professor of Marketing, who kindly agreed to record the ad.

If you have feedback on the advertisements, I would love to hear it.

End-of-the-Year Breakfast

The End-of-the-Year Breakfast on Thursday, May 7 will be a celebration of innovation at Hawai‘i CC. Faculty and staff from the West Hawai‘i campus will join us at the Manono Campus Cafeteria as we share some of the new and innovative things that have been happening on our campuses. This is a chance for faculty and staff to see new developments at the college they may not be aware of. The breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. I hope to see everyone there.

Convocation Week

The Faculty/Staff Development Committee is planning a Convocation Week for Fall 2015 that will expand upon typical start-of-the-semester activities. This will be a week of activities and workshops that begins Monday, August 17. The week will include orientations, a “talk story” session with administrators, tech workshops, the All-College Meeting, and more.

Hawai‘i CC Celebrates 75 Years

During the 2015-2016 Academic Year we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Hawai‘i Community College, which was founded in 1941.

We will celebrate by expanding on the events that already occur throughout the year, such as the Alumni and Friends Dinner, Hawai‘i CC Day, the Merrie Monarch Parade float, Graduation, and others. We will make all these events bigger and better than ever and use them as our opportunity to celebrate 75 years of serving our community.

Pālamanui Construction on Track

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui, our new branch campus in North Kona, is on schedule, and we look forward to celebrating the opening of the campus in Fall 2015.

Strategic Directions

During the summer a group will convene to create the campus-level Strategic Directions for Hawai‘i CC based on the University of Hawai‘i Strategic Directions recently approved by the UH Board of Regents. Here is a link to the UH Strategic Directions.


Chancellor Noreen Yamane

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