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About Windward Community College

 

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Address

Windward Community College
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
Kaneohe HI 96744

Phone: (808) 235-7400
Fax: (808) 247-5362
Campus Security: (808) 235-7355

To find specific offices or people, check the Campus Directory or the Site Index


Campus Map

Map of Windward Community College


Campus Information


Reference Information

Our Mission

'O keia ka wā kūpono e ho'onui ai ka 'ike me ka ho'omaopopo i kō Hawai'i mau ho'oilina waiwai. Aia nō ho'i ma ke Kulanui Kaiāulu o ke Ko'olau nā papahana hou o nā 'ike 'akeakamai a me nā hana no'eau. Me ke kuleana ko'iko'i e ho'ohiki ke Kulanui e kāko'o a e ho'okumu i ala e hiki kē kōkua i ka ho'onui 'ike a nā kānaka maoli. Na mākou nō e ho'olako, kāko'o a paipai i nā Ko'olau a kō O'ahu a'e me nā hana no'eau ākea, ka ho'ona'auao 'oihana a me ka ho'onui 'ike ma ke kaiāulu — hō'a'ano a e ho'oulu i nā haumāna i ka po'okela.

Windward Community College offers innovative programs in the arts and sciences and opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of Hawai‘i and its unique heritage. With a special commitment to support the access and educational needs of Native Hawaiians, we provide O‘ahu’s Ko‘olau region and beyond with liberal arts, career and lifelong learning in a supportive and challenging environment — inspiring students to excellence.

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Our Vision

Ka Mālamalama o ke Ko‘olau - “Enlightening Ko‘olau”

Students and community members will be enriched by “the light of knowledge” through quality programs and able to lead full, productive lives in a rapidly changing world.


Our Core Values

The college and its mission, goals and actions are guided by core values that reflect the Hawaiian culture.

Na‘auao — Learning

Student-centered learning environment
Excellence in academics and workforce training
Creativity and critical thinking
Intellectual freedom
Lifelong learning
Global awareness

Ho‘okomo — Access

“Open-door” admissions policy
Excellence in financial aid service
Need-centered education
Diverse approaches to learning
Disability sensitivity
Educational outreach to communities

Laulima — Collaboration

Shared accomplishments
Shared governance
Service to community
Campus and community engagement
Experiential learning

Ho‘ihi — Respect

Cultural awareness and aloha
Student voice
‘Ohana-style inclusiveness
LGBTI Safe Zones

Mea Hou — Innovation

Creative use of research and technology
Positive transformation in student learning, curriculum, and campus growth

Mālama ‘āina — Sustainability

Stewardship of our interrelated natural resources
Conservation awareness

 

page last updated: April 28, 2014

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