Category Archives: Message from the Chancellor

Chancellor’s Message: Joni Onishi hired, Hawai’i Papa O Ke Ao, Pālamanui AMP and more

Aloha and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday break and is looking forward to a successful spring semester. One news item I am pleased to announce (which I also noted at the all-college meeting) is that … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message: Happy Holidays, Hawaii Papa O Ke Ao, Achieving the Dream, and more

Happy Holidays to everyone in our Hawai‘i Community College ‘ohana! By the time you read this, classes for fall semester 2012 will have ended and students will either be immersed in finals or finished altogether, and another semester of learning … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message: Accreditation, Taste of Hilo, Komohana plan, Palamanui Campus

Accreditation The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Self-Evaluation Team completed their review of Hawai‘i Community College and briefed us on their commendations and recommendations. I would like to extend my appreciation and heartfelt thanks to our Accreditation Steering … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, In alignment with UH Strategic Goal 3: A model local, regional, and global University– positioning the University of Hawai‘i as one of the foremost multicultural centers for global and indigenous studies, I will be conducting Wala‘au sessions with the … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, The College started the 2011-2012 academic year with only two permanent administrators.  In January 2012, Jason Cifra was appointed as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Mr. James Yoshida was appointed as the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Mahalo

HawCC Administrative Team Mahalo nui loa to Joni Onishi, Beth Sanders, Jim Yoshida, Jason Cifra, Debbie Shigehara, Guy Kimura and Joyce Hamasaki. Thank you for your continued support! HawCC College Council and Academic Senate I wish to extend my thanks … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha, I encourage all of you to attend our HawCC Spring 2012 Commencement with our graduates and their families. Commencement is our opportunity to recognize our students for the accomplishment of their educational goals and to celebrate a milestone in … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha Faculty and Staff, Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring 2012 semester.  The Spring 2012 first day of instruction enrollment figures shows an increase of 0.47% increase from Spring 2011 with an enrollment headcount of 3,398.  Of … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Update on Search for Administrative Positions Our campus recently hosted three candidate-finalists for the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.  Mr. Jason Cifra, Dr. Dawn Zoni and Ms. Hettie Scofield met with various constituencies on our campus.  We expect … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha Faculty and Staff, The UH Board of Regents held their monthly meeting at UH Hilo on September 29.  Chancellor Donald Straney extended an invitation to include HawCC in a joint presentation to the board.  Chancellor Straney and I, with … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha Faculty & Staff, I would like to express my heartfelt MAHALO for the meaningful Kipaepae, beautiful leis and the honor bestowed upon me as your new Chancellor at HawCC.  No words can better describe the setting as those of … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha Faculty & Staff, As Hawaii Community College celebrates our 70th anniversary this year, we will open the 2011-12 academic year with a dramatic 13.7% increase in student enrollment for the island.  We are looking at a record high of … Continue reading

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Chancellorʻs Mahalo Message

HawCC Administrative Team Mahalo nui loa to Mike Leialoha, Joni Onishi, Beth Sanders, Jim Yoshida, Debbie Shigehara, and Guy Kimura. Thank you for your continued support! HawCC College Council and Academic Senate I wish to extend my thanks to Dorinna … Continue reading

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Chancellorʻs Message

Aloha HawCC Faculty & Staff, Thank you to those in Hilo and West Hawai‘i (via polycom) who attended Dr. John Morton’s presentation , “Access and Success: Planning, Tracking and Innovating.”  The presentation has been posted on our HawCC website at http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/docs/vpcc_presentation_spring_2011.pdf. … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha HawCC Faculty & Staff, April is National Community College Month Nationally, community colleges have been in existence since 1901.  Since 1941, Hawaii Community College has proudly served our community for 70 years, providing credit and non-credit programs island-wide.  As … Continue reading

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Chancellorʻs Message

The HawCC website has a new look!  Our new website was launched in early February. Kudos to our web developer Daniel Fernandez for the new design.  You’ll find that it’s user-friendly and easy to navigate. West Hawai‘i Campus at Palamanui – … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Message

Aloha HawCC Faculty and Staff, Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring 2011 semester.  The opening numbers for Spring 2011 showed HawCC experiencing the greatest increase among the UH community colleges with a 9.6% enrollment increase with 3,588 … Continue reading

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Chancellorʻs December 2010 Message

Aloha HawCC Faculty and Staff, Kauhale – Kauhale is an‘ohana of administrators, faculty, staff, students, their families, and the Hawai‘i Island community that contributes measurably to the success of our college’s mission and outcomes. Kauhale maximizes the “community” in our … Continue reading

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Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSEE)

Areas of Highest Student Engagement Hawaiʻi Community College

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October Message

Aloha HawCC Faculty and Staff, The Washington Monthly has recently published the list of the top 50 community colleges in the nation based on the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and graduation rates published by the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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September Message

Aloha HawCC Faculty and Staff, Leading the UH Community Colleges in headcount enrollment for Fall 2010, HawCC experienced an increase of 16.1%. Our preliminary opening headcount enrollment is 3,850—an increase of 535 from the Fall 2009 semester. Our numbers contributed … Continue reading

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