Louise Pagotto Appointed Chancellor of Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu

Louise PagottoLouise Pagotto has been selected as the next chancellor of Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is scheduled to take office on June 8.

The college enrolls nearly 7,400 students according to the latest U.S. Department of Education data. Women make up 59 percent of the student body.

Dr. Pagotto has been on the staff at Kapi’olani Community College since 1989, serving most recently as interim chancellor. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for academic affairs for 12 years. Dr. Pagotto has served as chair of the University of Hawaii’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Dr. Pagotto is  graduate of the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree in linguistics from McGill University in Montreal and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Hawaii. Her doctoral dissertation was on the verb morphology of Marshallese, a Micronesian language spoken in the Marshall Islands.

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