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Interim Chancellor, Hawai‘i Community College

Joni Onishi

Joni Onishi became interim chancellor of Hawai‘i Community College on January 1, 2016.

Onishi was previously vice chancellor for academic affairs for Hawai‘i CC. She provided strong, consistent leadership in academic affairs and made substantial contributions to Hawai‘i CC’s accreditation efforts, including playing a critical role in addressing recommendations from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

She has been with the campus since 1988 and is a tenured faculty member in business education.

Onishi has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UH Hilo and master’s degree in education from UH Manoa.

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