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Noreen R. Yamane - Chancellor

The Board of Regents approved the appointment of Noreen Yamane as chancellor of Hawaiʻi Community College. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2011.

"With her deep commitment to Hawaiʻi Community College and to the Big Island community, Noreen Yamane is an ideal leader to help further the higher education opportunities for East and West Hawaiʻi," says John Morton, UH vice president for community colleges. "Hawaiʻi Community College has been our fastest growing community college. Noreen has been a big part of that growth, and I look forward to working with her as part of the UH Community Colleges team."

Yamane has been serving as the interim chancellor at Hawaiʻi since July 2010. She served the previous year as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs where she chaired the College Effectiveness Review Committee, overseeing the integration of comprehensive program reviews, budget development, strategic planning and assessment. Yamane was formerly the dean of instruction/assistant to the vice chancellor for academic affairs where she led the update and revision of Hawaiʻi's Strategic Plan.

She has received many awards recognizing her leadership and commitment in higher education, including the National Education Association Chair's Academy International Exemplary Leadership Award, ʻAʻaliʻi Chancellor's Service Award (from Hawaiʻi CC) and the University of Hawaiʻi's Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

Yamane attended Hilo and completed her BEd at Mānoa, returning for her MEd after teaching in state Department of Education intermediate schools and adult continuing education programs.

Contact Information:
Office: Manono Campus, Bldg. 378
Phone: (808) 934-2504
Fax: (808) 934-2501
Web: Office of the Chancellor

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Joni Y. Onishi - Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Office: Upper Campus, Bldg. 346-122
Phone: (808) 934-2514
Fax: (808) 934-2501
Web: Office of Academic Affairs

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James M. Yoshida - Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs

Office: Manono Campus, Bldg. 378 – Admin Office
Phone: (808) 934-2508
Fax: (808) 934-2501
Web: Office of Administrative Affairs

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Jason S. Cifra - Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Office: Manono Campus, Bldg. 378 – Admin Office
Phone: (808) 934-2509
Fax: (808) 934-2501
Web: Office of Student Affairs

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Deborah S. Shigehara - Interim Director, Office of Continuing Education and Training

Office: Manono Campus, Bldg. 379A-3
Phone: (808) 934-2516
Fax: (808) 934-2701

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Dr. Marty Fletcher - Director, University Center at West Hawaiʻi

Office: UH Center West Hawaii, B3
Phone: (808) 969-8804
Fax: (808) 322-4855
Web: UH Center West Hawaii

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Joyce Hamasaki, RN, MSN - Dean of Career & Technical Education

Office: Manono Campus, Bldg. 392-9
Phone: (808) 934-2522
Fax: (808) 934-2671

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Christopher Manaseri - Dean of Liberal Arts and Public Services

Office: Upper Campus, Bldg. CH 10A
Phone: (808) 934-2519
Fax: (808) 933-3237

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