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Hawaiʻi Community College announces final four candidates for chancellor

Public is invited to meet the candidates and participate in open forums, April 19-20

Hawaiʻi Community College
Contact:
Susan A. Lee, (808) 956-5852
Director of Marketing Communications, Vice President for Community Colleges, UH
Ellen Okuma, (808) 974-7483
Chancellor Search Committee Coordinator, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Hawai'i CC
Posted: Apr 14, 2011

Alexander Capdeville
Alexander Capdeville
Daniel Bain
Daniel Bain
Noreen Yamane
Noreen Yamane
Kathleen Curphy
Kathleen Curphy
HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Community College Chancellor Search Advisory committee has identified four finalists for the chancellor position of Hawaiʻi Community College. The finalists will participate in campus visits April 19-20, and will meet with various constituent groups and speak at public forums in Hilo and West Hawai'i.
 
Open forums for all four candidates at the Manono campus in Hilo will take place on Tuesday, April 19, from noon to 4 p.m. in Kaneikeao (Bldg. 379, Room 1), and at the West Hawai'i campus on Wednesday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the culinary courtyard.
 
The four candidates who will be visiting the Hilo and West Hawai'i campuses are:
 
Alexander (Alex) Capdeville is a professor in the adult and higher education graduate program at Montana State University (MSU). Capdeville has also held positions as state supervisor of technical and health education in Montana and North Dakota. He served as the chancellor of Montana State University-Northern (MSU-Northern), a multi-campus university offering both two- and four-year programs, from 2000 to 2008, and the chief executive officer of the University of Montana-Helena (UM-Helena), a two-year community/technical college, for 22 years. Capdeville received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Northern Montana College, and his doctorate in higher education administration from Colorado State University. Open Forums with Capdeville will be held in Hilo on Tuesday, April 19, noon to 1 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Kaneikeao (Bldg. 379, Room 1), and in Kona, at the West Hawai'i Campus, April 20, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the culinary courtyard.
 
Daniel A. Bain is president of Independence Community College (ICC), a comprehensive community college located in Southeast Kansas serving more than 2,500 students. Bain has held positions as director of the Telelearning Services Department at St. Louis Community College (SLCC) in Missouri, a comprehensive community college district with four campuses, three satellite centers, and one district center, with an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. His administrative responsibility included overseeing 6,400 students and 100 faculty, department chairs and deans. Bain received his bachelor's degree in speech and dramatic arts/communication from the University of Iowa, his master's degree in vocational education from East Carolina University, and his doctorate in higher education leadership from University of Missouri in St. Louis. Open Forums with Bain will be held in Hilo on Tuesday, April 19, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Kaneikeao (Bldg. 379, Room 1), and in Kona, at the West Hawai'i Campus, April 20, noon to 1 p.m. in the culinary courtyard.
 
Noreen Yamane is interim chancellor at Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai'i CC), a position she has held since being appointed in July 2010. Yamane's senior administrative roles have included Hawai'i CC's 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, and the dean of instruction/assistant to the vice chancellor for academic affairs where she led the update and revision of Hawai'i CC’s Strategic Plan. She attended the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and completed her bachelor's degree in education at UH Mānoa. She received her master's degree in education after teaching in the State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Education intermediate schools and adult continuing education programs. Yamane has received many awards recognizing her leadership and commitment in higher education, including the National Education Association Chair’s Academy International Exemplary Leadership Award, 'A'ali‘i Chancellor's Service Award (from Hawai'i CC) and the University of Hawai'i's Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching. Open Forums with Yamane will be held in Hilo on Tuesday, April 19, 3 to 4 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Kaneikeao (Bldg. 379, Room 1), and in Kona, at the West Hawai'i Campus, April 20, 11 a.m. to noon in the culinary courtyard.
 
Kathleen Curphy has over 20 years of experience as a two-year college administrator, 11 years of which were spent at the senior level of multi-campus institutions, both rural and urban. Curphy has served as vice president for customize training, chief academic officer, and most recently, as provost for Minnesota State Community and Technical College that has 13,600 students in 120 career and liberal arts programs. In addition, she has been both a small business owner and a vice president for Accelerated Learning in corporate America. Curphy received her bachelor's in education and her master's in personnel services from the University of Northern Iowa and an education specialist degree in human services with an industrial arts and technology specialty from the University of Central Missouri. She will graduate with a doctorate in leadership for higher education from Capella University in June 2011. Her doctoral research is focused on the American Association of Community College's Competencies for Community College Leaders and the community college presidency. Open Forums with Curphy will be held in Hilo on Tuesday, April 19, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Kaneikeao (Bldg. 379, Room 1), and in Kona, at the West Hawai'i Campus, April 20, 10 to 11 a.m. in the culinary courtyard.
 
The public is invited to meet the candidates at the open forum presentations. For more information, contact Hawai'i Community College Chancellor Search Coordinator Ellen Okuma at (808) 974-7483 or see the campus' Chancellor Search website.