Returning from Spring Break

The campus is preparing to return to classes after an unusual Spring Break. We've compiled a list of all the info you need to successfully complete the semester. The majority of our classes have shifted to online delivery. Office hours and operations have been modified for health and safety of our students, staff and faculty. We're here for you, our students, and for each other as we enter a new phase of social distancing, flattening the curve and stopping the spread. Be sure to contact your instructor if you have questions.

Tax Assistance Cancelled

1040 Tax form

The last scheduled day for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Social distancing is not possible to maintain in the format we use. The deadline for filing individual federal income tax returns has been extended to July 15. The IRS offers some free assistance online, Free File, where you can prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax-preparation-and-filing software.

Candidates for Vice Chancellor

Open Forums for Candidates for Vice Chancellor

Open Forums with the two candidates for our Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs position are scheduled for Monday, March 23. At this time, both finalists, Brian C. Miller and Xeturah M. Woodley, are planning to be on campus, however, with the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation, we have decided to use a virtual delivery method for the forums. Both Open Forums will be offered via Zoom. Details for joining the online session will be emailed later this week.

Leeward District Science & Engineering Fair

Chancellor Peñaloza, Riki Nishizawa, Kuualoha Andrade, Dean Cabato, Christina Bayani, Antoinette Pinera, Jeyan Cornelio, Rep. Ty Cullen, Leeward faculty Andrea Herndon and Sandro Jube

The 34th Annual Leeward District Science and Engineering Fair featured a record number of participating students: 130 students from 3 high schools presented 84 projects. The student projects from Pearl City, Waipahu and Campbell high schools were adjudicated by 83 judges on Friday, February 28, when students displayed their research and answered the judges questions.

Christina Keaulana Honored by State Legislature

Christina Keaulana, center in red dress, with Hawaii State Legislature

On Friday, February 28, 2020, Dr. Christina Keaulana was recognized for her invaluable contributions to the state educational systems by the Hawai‘i State Legistature in an Honorary Floor Presentation. Keaulana, the Special Education Coordinator in Leeward's Teacher Education program, was honored for designing and implementing the Nānākuli Educational Assistant-to-Teacher Pilot Program.


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