Douglas Dykstra appointed chancellor of Windward Community College

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jun 12, 2009

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) has approved the appointment of Douglas Dykstra as chancellor of Windward Community College. Dykstra‘s appointment is for two years, effective July 1.

"Doug will bring to Windward CC a rich background in developing and furthering academic programs and in understanding the needs of community college students," said UH Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton. "He has an excellent understanding of the accreditation issues and will help ensure that Windward CC stays on track in meeting its goals."

Dykstra is currently vice chancellor for academic affairs at Hawaiʻi Community College, a position he has held since October 2004. His previous administrative experience includes service as acting dean of instruction/vice chancellor for academic affairs at Leeward Community College for four years.

Dykstra obtained his master‘s degree in secondary educationócommunity college curriculum and instruction at UH Mānoa, and a master‘s degree in history — United States diplomatic history from Kent State University. He received his bachelor‘s degree in history from Thiel College.

Dykstra is replacing current Windward CC Chancellor Angela Meixell who has been appointed Interim State Director for Career and Technical Education.