Faculty & Staff

Bassous's Work Selected for Commemorative Series at HISAM

Bassous' art

Leeward's art instructor, Reem Bassous is one of the five local artists selected to create works reflecting on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.  Reem’s work is part of the new Limited Edition Portfolio Collection from the Friends of Hawaii State Art Museum, that features four other local female artists, Deb Nehmad, Pegge Hopper, Sally French, and Mary Mitsuda. The five limited edition prints along with six original works will be on public display at Halekulani. Says Bassous. “I’m truly honored to be a part of this project.”

FilCom Bayanihan Honorees

Leeward group at Gala

On October 5, two of Leeward’s faculty were recognized for “Excellence in Education” at the FilCom Center’s 17th annual Bayanihan Gala held at the Sheraton Waikiki. Congratulations to Raymund Liongson for his four decades of unwavering dedication to his students and to Leon Florendo, who received the honor on behalf of the Sariling Gawa Youth Council, the non-profit group Leon leads.

Leeward's James Fujita featured in National Publication

James Fujita

History Professor James Fujita is featured in the prestigious academic journal, American Historical Review, Perspectives on History member spotlight blog. The feature is designed to highlight the diverse membership of the American Historical Association. Fujita has taught at Leeward since 1997 and served as Faculty Senate Chair in 2016-2018. Read the complete profile online.

Bookstore Sale for Faculty and Staff

iPads and Mac laptops with Christmas ornaments

UH Bookstore announces a one-day faculty and staff event on December 7. The Bookstore is offering a tax-free savings sale on Apple products for UH faculty and staff. An Apple Tech Service discount will also be offered with the purchase of a Mac or iPad. Faculty and staff can save significantly on this day! Though we only have new Macs and iPads in-store at our flagship Manoa bookstore for “test-driving,” UH System-wide faculty and staff may order Apple products at the discounted price online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa.

Retirees and Service Awards 2016

Leeward CC logo

December 9 marks the annual End of the Semester Celebration where we recognize recent retirees and acknowledge service awards. Below is the list of honorees. Not everyone has RSVP'd. If you'd like to bring a lei for someone, please check with them to see if they plan to attend!


  • Connie Laoan
  • Juliet Lee
  • Alan Leitner
  • Ernie Libarios
  • Aileen Lum-Akana
  • Harriet Miyasaki
  • Fern Oshiro
  • Ray Tanimoto
  • Keith Tyau

50 Years of Service:

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