Search for new chancellor of Kapiolani Community College begins

Updated: Jan. 7, 2018 at 3:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Search for a new chancellor at Kapiolani Community College is officially on.

On Friday, the school announced the position was open to both local and national candidates.

An 18-member Chancellor Search Advisory Committee plans to begin screening applicants and nominees in February.

University Vice President for community colleges John Morton says the new chancellor should be a visionary leader skilled with the ability to guide the school through challenges and opportunities.

"The next chancellor must embody Kapiolani Community College's mission, vision and values of kupono, kuleana, malama, kuloaa and kulia by showing integrity and responsibility, protecting and perpetuating ancestral knowledge, supporting a rich community of learning, and striving for excellence," Morton said.

He plans to submit his recommended candidate for appointment to the president in April.

The position was vacated in May 2016 when Leon Richards stepped down following a no-confidence vote by school members.

The new chancellor is expected to start in July 2018.

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