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September 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Pacific Beach Hotel
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Linda Collard, Exec.Dir.

ErikaErika Lacro-HCC Chancellor

Dr. Erika Lynn Lacro was appointed as Honolulu Community College’s chancellor in July 2012 and is the campus’ first female to hold the chief executive position.
She most recently served as the vice chancellor of academic affairs at Honolulu CC, a position she held from 2007–2012.
She also served in several positions at the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa including assistant dean, director of academic advising and director of internship and career development.
Before joining the University of Hawai‘i she served in several management roles at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. As an administrator at Honolulu Community College, Lacro is recognized for providing consistent, stable leadership focused on creating a student-centered culture.
In her previous work at the campus level, she served as co-chair of the Accreditation SelfStudy Steering Committee and chair of the Campus Leadership Team. She led the campus reorganization process that has established a campus structure to support numerous paths to student success.
Lacro has provided leadership to guide the campus in several student success initiatives, such as the creation of a retention office, establishment of an early alert system and developmental education policies focused on supporting student learning.
At the system level, Lacro has led system academic affairs activities in the areas of the Achieving the Dream Initiative, Complete College America, the Reverse Transfer Initiative, and was successful in working to gain funding through Educause to upgrade the STAR Academic Journey for the University of Hawai‘i System, along with many other student success related initiatives.
Lacro currently serves as the principal investigator for a University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges consortium, multi-year $24.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program to develop new training programs and support existing ones that lead to jobs in the agriculture, energy and health industries.
She is on the board of directors for the Kalihi Business Association and serves as one of the chief executive officers on the Pacific Post-Secondary Education Council.
In 2013 she was selected as an Omidyar Fellow, and in 2014, she was named by Hawaii Business Magazine as one of the 20 for the next 20: People to Watch.
Prior to her time with the University, Erika worked in the private industry sector on O‘ahu and Hilo. She holds Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Travel Industry Management, and a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences