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Kaua‘i Community College is in Lihu‘e, nestled between the mountain ranges of Hōkōlei and Wai‘ale‘ale, and surrounded by the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean. The garden island of Kaua‘i abounds with beauty, from breathtaking mountain vistas, to lush green gardens, to oceanscapes swimming with life. It is a paradise visited by people from the world over, seeking to embrace its beauty and enjoy its easy going, wind-kissed pace of life.

At the heart of the island is Kaua‘i Community College, the only institution of higher learning on the island. As a part of the University of Hawai‘i, it serves as a foundation for our local students to begin their. careers, or a pathway to transfer to the university of their choosing. It is this beloved institution, and the people who serve here, that are now seeking a new Chancellor.

For more information about the College, visit our website

Welina Mai!

Aloha and welcome to Kaua'i Community College. Kaua‘i Community College is a comprehensive community college on the island of Kaua‘i. One of 10 campuses in the University of Hawai‘i system, Kaua‘i CC offers 34 degree and certificate programs that prepare students for work or for further education. In addition, the college offers non-credit courses for businesses and lifelong learning through our Office of Continuing Education and advanced courses leading to Bachelors and Graduate degrees through our University Center. The College primarily serves residents from the islands of Kaua‘i and Ni`ihau, with a special commitment to Native Hawaiians. Kaua‘i  Community College provides students with continued excellence in liberal arts education, career and technical programs, and non-credit opportunities

Our Mission

Kauaʻi Community College is a kahua (foundation, site) that inspires, engages, and empowers learners and educators to enrich our community and our world.

Ke kū nei ke Kulanui Kaiāulu ma Kauaʻi ma ke ʻano he kahua e hoʻoulu, hoʻā, a hoʻoikaika ʻia ai ka ʻike a me ka naʻauao o nā kānaka aʻo aku a aʻo mai no ka hoʻowaiwai ʻana i ke kaiāulu a me ka honua.

Kauaʻi Community College fulfills its mission by incorporating the following practices. The College:

  • Provides open access, affordable education;
  • Offers Certificates of Competence, Achievement, and Academic Subjects; Associate in Applied Science, Science, and Arts Degrees;
  • Welcomes and values diversity;
  • Delivers educational opportunities on campus in small classes, in the community, internationally, and through distance learning;
  • Provides programs that address workforce and community needs;
  • Prepares and supports students individually and collectively to succeed in academic endeavors and engage in life-long learning;
  • Encourages innovation and promotes sustainability while perpetuating the unique history and culture of Kauaʻi.

Kaua‘i Community College At a Glance


Kaua'i Community College at a Glance

Kaua‘i Community College (Kaua‘i CC) was established in 1926 as a vocational school within the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education.  In 1965, Kaua‘i CC became a comprehensive community college and was transferred to the University of Hawai‘i (UH) System as one of the seven colleges in the UH Community College System.

Carnegie Classification

Associate/ Public, 2- year college


Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Degrees and Certificate Programs

20 Subject Areas
  5 AA degrees
  8 AS degrees
  6 Associate in Applied Science degrees
  7 Academic Subject Certificates
22 Certificates of Achievement
43 Certificates of Competence

College Staff

168 Authorized Permanent Positions
  83 Faculty
  33 Admin/Prof/Tech
  46 Civil Servant
    6 Administrators

Student Body

Full Time 22%
Part Time 78%
Over 1,600 enrolled in 96 non-credit and continuing education courses.

For a complete list of degrees visit

Finances (in millions)

General Funds - $11.2
Tuition, Fees and Special Funds - $3.6
Federal Funds - $5.7
State & Local Grants - $.3
Private Gifts & Donations - $.8

Moving the College Forward

The ideal Chancellor will…

  • Ensure the College serves the needs of its diverse student population and communityMoving the College Forward
  • Foster an environment that promotes trust and transparency through effective communication
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to shared governance with the College’s diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Be responsible for the establishment of the College’s long-term institutional goals
  • Foster a campus climate that values diversity, innovation, and ensures equitable access to post-secondary education—including strong support for transfer education, distance education, workforce development, noncredit training, and community based educational pathways
  • Acquire and allocate public and private revenue streams and exercise exemplary stewardship of the College’s resources

Continuous Recruitment

Review of applications will begin on August 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by August 27, 2019.

Administrative Governance

University of Hawai‘i Community College System includes seven community colleges. The Chancellor reports to the Vice President for Community Colleges.

University of Hawai‘i System include the seven community colleges, UH at Mānoa, UH at Hilo, and UH West O`ahu.

University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents. The President of the UH System reports to the Board of Regents.

Start Here..Go Forward

Kaua'i Community College

Part of the University of Hawai‘i Community College System UH Community Colleges are comprised of four community colleges on O‘ahu (Honolulu, Kapi‘olani, Leeward, and Windward) and three community colleges on the neighbor islands (Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, and Maui). Currently, UH Community Colleges serve more than 27,000 credit students annually, which is more than half the enrollment of the entire University of Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i campuses (Mānoa and West O‘ahu on the island of O‘ahu, and Hilo on the island of Hawai‘i), 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 Hawai‘i, serving more than 100,000 people annually through credit and noncredit programs.


The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution