End of Semester Update

As the 2016-2017 academic year comes to a close, I want to thank you all for your commitment to our students. Tomorrow our students will celebrate commencement on campus at 5 pm. If you can join this celebration of persistence and hard work, I know the students appreciate your support. It is an exciting event, and Iʻm always touched by the student speeches.

I also want to provide an update on our accreditation self evaluation process. The Self Evaluation Committee has been hard at work locating evidence and recording what we do in support of the ACCJC standards. This summer we will be evaluating how well the College meets the standards and identifying possible areas in need of improvement. A first draft of the report will be shared with the campus at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester, and the Self Evaluation Committee will solicit campus feedback during the fall semester. The team looks forward to sharing their work and getting further input from the campus.

Thank you again for being a part of the Leeward ohana. I am appreciative that I work in a collaborative place with a focus on helping our students achieve their goals and continue their education.