The University of Hawai‘i is governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the Governor of the State. The President of the University serves as the executive officer of the Board. The Chancellor of Kaua‘i Community College reports to the Vice President for Community Colleges. Faculty Senate and the Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i at Kaua‘i Community College Student Government, together with the Chancellor’s regular staff, provide advisory services to the Chancellor on matters of campus operation.

The College has five academic divisions: Business Education; Health Education; Language, Arts, and Humanities; Science and Mathematics; and Trade Technology. The College also offers non-credit courses through the Office of Continuing Education and Training and access to advanced degrees through the University Center.

University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents

  • Alapaki Nahale-a, Interim Chair
  • Ernest Wilson, Vice Chair
  • Gabriel Lee, Vice Chair
  • Wayne Higaki
  • Laurel Loo 
  • Lauren Akitake (Interim)
  • Neil Abercrombie (Interim)
  • William F. Haning III
  • Diane Paloma
  • Laurie Tochiki
  • Abigail Mawae (Student)

University of Hawai‘i Central Administration

  • David Lassner, President and UH Mānoa Chancellor
  • Nainoa Thompson, Special Advisor to the President on Hawaiian Affairs
  • Debora Halbert, Vice President for Academic Strategy
  • Jan Gouveia, Vice President for Administration
  • Tim Dolan, Vice President for Advancement
  • Kalbert Young, Vice President for Budget and Finance/CFO
  • Erika Lacro, Vice President for Community Colleges
  • Garret Yoshimi, Vice President for Information Technology/CIO
  • Carrie Okinaga, Vice President for Legal Affairs/ University General Counsel
  • Vassilis Syrmos, Vice President for Research and Innovation

Kaua‘i Community College Administration

  • Margaret Sanchez, Interim Chancellor
  • Frankie Harriss, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Thomas No'eau Keopuhiwa, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Calvin Shirai, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
  • Valerie Barko, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and University Center Kaua‘i