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Louise Pagotto recommended to be next Kapiolani Community College chancellor
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Louise Pagotto recommended to be next Kapi‘olani Community College chancellor

News Release from Kapiʻolani Community College Apr 18, 2018

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi - University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton has recommended to UH President David Lassner the appointment of Louise Pagotto as the next chancellor for Kapiʻolani Community College. The effective date of the appointment is June 8, 2018.

“Under Dr. Louise Pagotto’s leadership, Kapi‘olani Community College will continue its pursuit to achieve excellence as an innovative and successful model community college. Throughout her lengthy career at Kapi‘olani, Pagotto has inspired faculty, staff and students to be fully engaged in their journey to reach their goals,” Morton said.

“I'm honored and excited to have this opportunity to lead the college and focus the many strengths and creativity of the faculty and staff of Kapi‘olani Community College on a singular purpose: to inspire our students to change the world," said Pagotto.

Pagotto currently serves as the interim chancellor for Kapi‘olani CC in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. She began her 30-year career at UH in 1988 at Leeward Community College as an English and English as a second language lecturer and instructor. Since 1989 at Kapi‘olani CC, Pagotto has served as assistant dean for vocational and distance education, department chair of language arts and assistant dean for arts and sciences and the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology. She then served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for 12 years until her appointment as interim chancellor in 2016.

Pagotto has more than 36 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator, as well as in lower education in Papua New Guinea. Pagotto’s long-term connection with UH began when she was an international student at UH Mānoa in 1980. Her doctorate in linguistics was awarded in December 1987, with her dissertation on the verb morphology of Marshallese, a Micronesian language spoken in the Marshall Islands. She earned a master of arts in linguistics from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1981, a teaching English as a second language diploma from the University of Papua New Guinea, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in 1976, and a bachelor of arts in English with concentration in applied linguistics from Marianopolis College, Université de Montréal in Quebec, Canada in 1971.

Pagotto’s role as an educator extends to the community beyond the campus as a coordinator for the Wo Learning Champions, a professional development initiative for faculty and staff. Her support for leadership included serving as a board member of the Community Colleges Leadership Development Initiatives Foundation. She has chaired the UH Commission on the Status of Women and the Women Leaders in Higher Education.

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Kapi'olani Community College announces final three candidates for chancellor

Public invited to meet candidates and participate in open forums on April 6, 2018

Public is invited to meet candidates and participate in open forums on April 6, 2018.

News Release from University of Hawaiʻi Mar 28, 2018

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi – The Kapi‘olani Community College Chancellor Search Advisory Committee has identified three finalists for the position of chancellor and has invited them to participate in a final round of interviews.

The public is invited on Friday, April 6, 2018 to meet candidates at open forums held at Kapi‘olani Community College.

Open Forum Schedule:

Friday, April 6, 2018, Kapi‘olani Community College, ʻŌhia Auditorium

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Jeffery Thomas
12:45–1:45 p.m. – Micheal Glisson
2–3 p.m. – Louise Pagotto

CANDIDATES

Micheal Glisson currently serves as the vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, and previously was the vice chancellor for academic affairs at South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette, Louisiana, part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. He was the dean of allied health and nursing at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, part of the Maricopa County Community College District. Glisson was interim dean of health sciences and department chair and professor of radiologic technology at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Framingham, Massachusetts. He has 35 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator at both two-year and four-year institutions, domestically and internationally, including Monash University and Charles Sturt University, both in Australia. Glisson holds a doctorate of philosophy in epidemiology and a master of applied science in physics from Monash University in Victoria, Australia. He received a diploma of applied science in medical radiography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Victoria, Australia.

Louise Pagotto currently serves as the interim chancellor for Kapi‘olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.  She previously served as vice chancellor for academic affairs, interim assistant dean of arts and sciences, associate professor and language arts department chair, interim assistant dean of instruction, and assistant professor at Kapi‘olani Community College. Pagotto began her career at the University of Hawai‘i System at Leeward Community College as an instructor. She has more than 36 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator, as well as in lower education in Papua New Guinea. Pagotto holds a doctorate of linguistics from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and master of arts in linguistics from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She earned a teaching English as a second language diploma from the University of Papua New Guinea, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and a bachelor of arts in English with concentration in applied linguistics from Marianopolis College, Université de Montréal in Quebec, Canada.

Jeffery Thomas is currently dean of academic affairs at the North Campus and West Hills Center of the Community Colleges of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was formerly dean of academic and student affairs at the Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, part of the Miami Dade College System. Thomas served as dean of academic affairs at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. He was chair of social and behavioral sciences at Northland Pioneer College in Holbrook, Arizona. Thomas has more than 22 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator at both two-year and four-year institutions. Thomas holds a doctorate of philosophy in history from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. He earned a master of arts in history from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor in American studies with a minor in philosophy from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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