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Office of the Chancellor

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Noreen Yamane


The Office of the Chancellor is responsible for the orderly and proper functioning of Hawaiʻi Community College, and is responsible for carrying out the objectives of the College. Within the rules and regulations of the University of Hawaiʻi System, the Office of the Chancellor:

  • Issues rules and regulations governing the activities of the College
  • Develops long-range plans for the growth and improvement of the College.
  • Recommends appointments, tenure, leaves, terminations and promotions for all College personnel.
  • Maintains accreditation standards as promulgated by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the State Legislature, and other governing bodies.
  • Approves and submits a College budget to the University System.
  • Serves as the College's liaison and representative to the general community including the Hawaiʻi County Government, State Legislators, and other appropriate State and community agencies, and organizations.
  • Assures community involvement and program quality through the establishment of lay advisory bodies to critically review instructional programs, the continuance of a fund raising committee, and the establishment of other committees as needed.
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Hawaiʻi Community College
Office of the Chancellor

200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 934-2504
Fax: (808) 934-2501

Noreen R. Yamane - Chancellor
Office: Manono Campus, Bldg. 378 – Admin Office