Chancellor’s Message


Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo continue to closely monitor the June 27th lava flow from Kīlauea. We are listening to the concerns of the people who have contacted our campuses and we are frequently updating information on the web that may help those who need assistance.

Updates and general information for both campuses are posted online at Please visit the website frequently to check for updates.

President Lassner’s Visit

Dr. David Lassner, UH President, will be visiting Hawai‘i Community College on Thursday, October 30.

Faculty, staff, and students will have an opportunity to talk story with President Lassner that afternoon.

All meetings will be held in Kaneikeao (Manono Campus, Building 379, Room 1). Videoconference with West Hawai‘i will be in B4/R3.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 12:45-1:30pm: Meeting with Hawai‘i CC administrators
  • 1:30-2:15pm: Meeting with faculty, staff, students (including WH via polycom)
  • 2:15-3:00pm: Meeting with Student Leaders (including members from WH via polycom)
  • 3:00-3:45pm: Meeting with Academic Senate and Executive Board (including members from WH via polycom)
  • 3:45-4:30pm: Meeting with Ho‘olulu Council (including members from WH via polycom)


Enrollment for the Fall 2014 semester is 3,186 compared to 3,406 a year ago, which represents a decrease of 6.5%.

Our numbers are comparable to that of Kaua‘i (-6.7%) and Maui (-6.5%).

For the entire UH System, enrollment this semester is 57,028 compared to 58,935 a year ago, which is a decrease of 3.2%.

(For more enrollment information visit

The decline in enrollment numbers is mostly due to the improving economy. Enrollment in higher education typically runs counter to economic growth. Students often leave college when the economy provides more jobs. This is particularly true of community college students. 

Supporting the College

Mahalo for your support of the HawCC Alumni & Friends Breakfast Scholarship Fundraiser on October 4, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i “A Taste of Hilo” fundraiser on October 19, and the Hawai‘i Island United Way Campaign.


Chancellor Noreen Yamane

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