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Joyce S. Tsunoda

Dr. Joyce S. Tsunoda is senior Vice President and Chancellor for Community Colleges in the University of Hawaii system. Born in Osaka, Japan, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Tsunoda is a former provost at Kapi`olani Community College, past associate dean for special programs and community services at Leeward Community College, and began her career as a research associate with the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Hawaii.

Active nationally, she is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and chairperson of the AACC's American Council on International Intercultural Education. She is also a member of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, the Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Education in Foreign Languages and International Studies of the American Council on Education, the Pacific Regional Education Program, and the Pacific Post Secondary Education Commission.

Her numerous honors include being named the 1988 Person of the Year by the Western Region of the National Council of Community Service Directors, the Distinguished Alumna by the University of Hawaii Alumni Association, and Outstanding Individual in Education by the YWCA in Hawaii.

Dr. Tsunoda serves on the board of directors for one of Hawaii's leading firms, as well as the Foundation of the Kuakini Medical Center, and is a board member of many local government and community organizations.

 


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