latest news & announcements

Open House

New facilities at Waianae Moke

The faculty and staff at Leeward's Wai‘anae Moku Education Center is holding a Fall Open House on Thursday, November 16 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The event features Class Presentations, Student Performances, Keiki Activities, a Potluck, and a master hypnotist! Come and meet the faculty, satff and students and find out how the Center can help you reach your educational goals...supporting you every step of the way.

International Education Week

maps and travel icons

We're celebrating International Education Week, November 13-17. There'll be various activities on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Join us for some fun, food, games, music, and learn all about cultures and languages.

Integrated Planning

It's that time of year again! Time to review our programs and activities as we proceed with our annual planning and budgeting process. See attached for the timeline and an overview of our process.

Those programs that are required to submit a UHCC Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD) should have received an email from Guy Nishimoto with documentation for how to proceed. Your data is already available online. If you don't remember getting an email, please contact Guy.

September '17 Update

It's hard to believe, but it will soon be October! I hope your semester is going well. I wanted to provide you with some reminders and ask for your help with a couple of policies.

  1. Reminders 
  2. UHCCP 5.211 Statement of Professional Ethics
  3. New Requirement for Posting of Faculty CVs

1. Reminders

Sabbaticals - The sabbatical deadline for requests during the 2018-2019 academic year will be Friday, December 29, 2017. More information will be forthcoming on the application process.

Self Evaluation Report

The Leeward Self Evaluation Team has completed a first draft of our Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) in support of reaffirmation. We are pleased with this first draft, but we need your feedback to make sure it's accurate.

The final report, which will be submitted to the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in summer 2018, will contain several sections that are not currently in this draft. The first draft will be emailed to all faculty and staff. I encourage your participation!

Sharing their Summer Experience

Signor and student pose in Poitiers, France

On Tuesday, September 19, Leeward students Honybal Sosa and Rob Cornwall held a special performance and presentation alongside music instructor John Signor and distinguished vocal artist and Leeward Alumni, Starr Kalahiki.

A New Look at the Bookstore

Wireless Speakers in clever shapes

Beyond paper and textbooks, the Bookstore carries a fun variety of other items for your daily life with surprising diversity in their inventory.

Have you always wanted one of those Hydroflasks everyone is walking around with? The Bookstore carries them in various colors! The popular flasks are useful for keeping drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours.

Years in the Making

Happy students in new facility

It's finally happening! Leeward's dedicated Wai'anae faculty & staff and amazing students now have a permanent home! Even though the college did not officially get control of the building until the first week of August, the faculty and staff worked tirelessly to get offices and classrooms ready and everyone moved in for the start of the fall semester.

Donation for TV Pro

Bob Hochstein, Russel Steele, Manny Cabral and Timmy Chinn with oversized check

Leeward's Television Production program received a generous donation from Eye Productions/Hawaii 5-0/CBS Television Network.

Timmy Chinn and Russel Steele, representatives from Eye Productions, presented a check for $56,724.79 to Bob Hochstein, as a gesture of the goodwill established between the tv production company and Leeward's TV Production program .