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Search for Next Windward CC Chancellor


Windward Community College (Windward CC) seeks an inspiring and experienced academic leader to serve as Chancellor. Established in 1972, Windward CC is located in Kāneʻohe on the island of Oʻahu at the base of the Koʻolau mountains on approximately 64 acres of land. Away from a city center, the College primarily serves residents from the Koʻolau region with a special commitment to Native Hawaiians. The next Chancellor will ensure Windward CC’s continued excellence in providing students with liberal arts, career, and life-long learning in a supportive and challenging environment.

The vision of Windward CC is to enrich the lives of students and community members through quality programs in order to lead full, productive lives in a rapidly changing world. The College’s credit programs have a global approach to learning with a particular sensitivity to Hawaiian values. They connect liberal arts with career exploration, technological skills and literacy, and community involvement. Windward CC is best known for its offerings in Hawaiian studies, performing and fine arts, creative media, veterinary studies, plant biotechnology, and marine, earth, and planetary sciences. With an enrollment of over 2,500 students, the College also promotes the transfer of students to four-year institutions within the University of Hawaiʻi System.

The Chancellor serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Windward CC and is responsible for the overall administration, leadership, and management of the College's academic and student affairs, as well as the career and community education programs. The Chancellor represents the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) and acts on behalf of Windward CC within the community. The Chancellor also serves as the College liaison officer to the UH President, President's staff, Board of Regents, and State Legislature.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

Ka Mālamalama o ke Koʻolau - “Enlightening Koʻolau

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

Our Values

Five Core Values were endorsed and approved by the Planning and Budget Council on April 28, 2017.

  • Ka lama kū o ka naʻauao. Creating meaningful curricula and diverse learning experiences
  • ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia. Working collaboratively and inclusively.
  • He pūnāwai kahe wale ke aloha. Serving and supporting with aloha.
  • Kūlia I ka nuʻu. Striving for excellence.
  • He aliʻi ka ʻaina, he kauwā ke kanaka. Caring for Hawaiʻi and the planet.

An Inspirational Place to Learn

Founded in 1972, as the University of Hawaiʻi System’s sixth community college, Windward Community College is set like a jewel on approximately 64 lush acres against the majestic Koʻolau Range on the Windward side of Oʻahu. Students attend Windward Community College from all parts of the island for its unique programs and nurturing approach to learning. Students are enrolled in liberal arts, natural science, veterinary technology and Hawaiian studies degree programs, and non-credit career and technical education programs offered on the main campus, at off-campus locations in the community, and through distance education and online courses.

Primarily a liberal arts transfer institution, Windward Community College offers the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as certificates of study. Students benefit from major new facilities, including the Library Learning Commons—a LEED-certified green building with a Silver rating—and a Hawaiian Studies classroom complex featuring an outdoor performance space, a traditional Hawaiian mala (garden) and hale (house).

For more information about the College, visit our website at

Windward Community College at a Glance

Enrollment Over 2,500 with thousands more attending non-credit and continuing education courses

Carnegie Classification Associate’s/Public two-year

Degree and Certificate Programs
Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts
Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies
Associate in Science in Natural Science
Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology

Certificates of Achievement
Veterinary Assisting

To see a complete degree listing, please visit:

44,000 book and audiovisual titles, access to full-text journal databases and more than 164,044 ebook titles.

College Staff
159.50 Authorized Permanent Positions:

  • Administrators 7.0
  • Faculty 75.0
  • Admin/Prof/Tech 32.5
  • Civil Service 27.0
  • Oper/Maint 18.0

Finances (in millions)
$11.8 General Funds, $4.7 Tuition/Special Funds, $4.9 Federal Funds, $3.0 Private Gifts and Donations

70% of students attend part-time, 60% are women

42% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 17% Caucasian, 21% Asian, 16% mixed, 4% Other

Moving the College Forward

The ideal Chancellor will...

  • Strengthen the College’s relationship with and relevance to the community and the University of Hawaiʻi System;
  • Provide unifying and participatory leadership to a campus that is committed to student achievement and academic excellence;
  • Support the College’s commitment to providing quality education for a diverse student population with a particular focus on increasing accessibility and success among Native Hawaiian and other underserved populations;
  • Increase enrollments through a variety of initiatives while ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is available;
  • Foster a campus climate that values diversity and ensures equitable access to post-secondary education – including strong support for transfer education, distance education, workforce development, basic skills training, non-credit training, and community services;
  • Encourage and support innovation to meet the changing needs of the community;
  • Ensure the College is proactive in implementing new technologies;
  • Acquire and allocate public and private revenue streams and exercise exemplary stewardship of the College’s resources;
  • Be a politically astute leader who understands the legislative process, relates well to the political and cultural community, and serves effectively as an advocate for the College;
  • Be a positive person who is accessible, open to new ideas, sensitive to others, and supportive of staff development; and
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build teams and motivate others.

The Application Process

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree or equivalent
  2. Administrative experience in a college at the deanship level or equivalent, or experience at the community college professorial (C5) level, or demonstrated comparable mid-management administrative experience in an educational agency, industry, or government
  3. Possession of management skills
  4. Ability to relate to, and skill in, meeting people
  5. Demonstrated leadership

All minimum qualifications must be met by effective date of hire.

See ad for Position #89044:

Benefits include, but are not limited to, health insurance, retirement plan, vacation and sick leave, and group life insurance.
Details at

Continuous Recruitment
Review of applications will begin on August 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Administrative Governance
University of Hawaiʻi Community College System includes seven com­munity colleges. The Chancellor reports to the Vice President for Com­munity Colleges

University of Hawaiʻi System includes the seven Community Colleges, UH at Mānoa, UH at Hilo, and UH - West Oʻahu,

University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents. The President of the UH System reports to the Board of Regents,

To Apply
To apply, submit the following:

  1. Statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, how your work experiences and/or formal training enable you to fulfill duties and responsibilities, and your management/leadership philosophy;
  2. Current résumé;
  3. Graduate and undergraduate transcript(s) showing degree and course work to date verifying minimum and desirable educational qualifications (official transcript copies are acceptable; original official transcripts are required at time of hire). Online transcripts or academic record/grade summaries will NOT be accepted;
  4. Five (5) recent professional references including names and contact information (telephone number and email addresses). References will not be contacted without prior notice to candidate. Background check will be made prior to employment.

See ad for Position #89044:

Email correspondence/submittal is strongly encouraged and should be sent to No fax submissions will be accepted. If application is mailed, please send materials to:

Windward Community College
Human Resources
ATTN: Chancellor Search Coordinator
45-720 Keaʻahala Rd.
Kāneʻohe, HI 96744

Material submitted will not be returned. If selected for the position, appointment is contingent upon verification of all minimum and additional qualifications including official transcripts, licenses, certificates and work experience documentation


Please direct all inquiries to:

Sarah Sur
Chancellor Search Coordinator

Windward Community College

Part of the University of Hawaiʻi Community College System

UH Community Colleges are comprised of four community colleges on Oʻahu (Honolulu, Kapiʻolani, Leeward, and Windward) and three community colleges on the neighbor islands (Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi, and UH Maui College). Currently, UH Community Colleges serve more than 27,000 credit students annually, which is more than half the enrollment of the entire University of Hawaiʻi system. UH Community Colleges are comprehensive, convenient, and affordable. All seven community colleges offer an Associate in Arts degree and credits are transferable toward a baccalaureate degree to any of the three University of Hawaiʻi campuses (Mānoa and West Oʻahu on the island of Oʻahu, and Hilo on the island of Hawaiʻi), and other four-year universities that have established partnerships with the Colleges. Most Colleges also offer Associate in Science degrees and certificate training in career areas ranging from Architectural, Engineering, & CAD Technologies to Digital Media. Overall, more than 136 academic programs are available through the UH Community College system. Established in 1964, UH Community Colleges have grown into a major force in education and economic growth in Hawaiʻi, serving more than 100,000 people annually through credit and noncredit programs.

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

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