Message from the Chancellor
It is my privilege to welcome you to the Leeward Community College ‘ohana. The College eagerly extends its aloha and kōkua to each and every one of our new and returning students. For over fifty years, Leeward has served students like you, over the entire Oʻahu region, by providing the strong foundation necessary to begin the pursuit of your academic and career goals.
We proudly reflect on the unique character of the local Leeward community, among the most diverse region in the United States. This last fall, over 6,300 credit students were served, 69% of which were Asian and/or Pacific Islanders, with nearly 28% of the entire student body being of Native Hawaiian descent. We served over 500 active duty veterans or their dependents last fall, and remain committed to serving those who serve Hawaiʻi and our nation.
Our supportive faculty and staff will help you succeed in reaching your educational, social, and professional goals. We offer an array of paths to higher education and workforce training including 85 academic credentials in career and transfer degree programs, in addition to numerous workforce non-credit courses and certificate programs.
As a community college graduate, I can speak from firsthand experience about the value of committed faculty and staff. Those who support, empower, and guide students to enable them to strengthen skills, generate confidence, and clarify their path toward a more rewarding life and career.
Mahalo for letting us be a part of your plan to define, or redefine, your life as you embark on your next adventure to academic and professional success.
I wish you a rewarding experience while you are with us at Leeward Community College, and I also wish you much success with the achievement of your goals and dreams in the years ahead.
Carlos G. Peñaloza, Ph.D | Chancellor
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 455-0215